BY RAY ZACCARO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
WASHINGTON, DC â€” Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that the state of New Jersey will be receiving more than $27 million in federal funding to remove debris that accumulated in waterways along the New Jersey coastline as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The funding is being provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as part of the Sandy aid package Pallone fought for in Congress.
â€śThe New Jersey coast sustained such severe damage from Sandy, and these grants help to lessen the financial hit that our local governments still face as communities continue to recover from Sandy,â€ť said Congressman Pallone. â€śThatâ€™s why I have been insistent that restoring our coast, beaches and waterways must be a top priority for the funding from the Sandy relief package. I am grateful that FEMA recognizes the importance of these ongoing clean-up efforts in New Jersey.â€ť