Manalapan Township will be reimbursed $3,937,500 from the federal government for cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy.
The township was among four municipalities awarded funding in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's first round of reimbursements to towns recovering from Sandy, according to a release.
“This federal emergency funding will help reduce the cost burden on local governments that rose to the occasion and acted without hesitation to keep families and neighborhoods safe,” NJ Senator Frank R. Lautenberg said.
Lautenberg is the Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, which funds FEMA.
The initial round of FEMA funding included $8.3 million earmarked for debris removal in Manalapan as well as:
- $1,125,000 for Plainfield
- $1,668,150 for Little Silver
- $1,582,350 for Keansburg
Why were these towns chosen? These grants are known as Public Assistance grants and they are awarded by FEMA on a rolling basis after applications were received from the state. This coordinates the funding process with local muncipalities, according to the release.