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FEMA Reimburses Manalapan Nearly $4M for Sandy Cleanup

Manalapan Township was one of the first four towns in New Jersey to be given federal money for Sandy cleanup.

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.

Jon Morris December 01, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Lets state the facts The only reason Manalapan had there ducks in a row is because they botched it last year when we lost our homes in the Irene flood. Our streets and yards flood everytime we get a heavy rain. Now that's a problem that requires govt assistance. If they hadnt overbuilt this town without considering flooding out the older homes we wouldn't be bickering about this now. It just makes me sick to see that the unelected town officials are able to get 4 million to clean up somet fallen trees and probably find a way to build another non pervios turf field rather then help residents that don't have 300k to raze there homes and build another. I can't wait to see how shade tree handles this. They better not cut any trees near the brooks or I will sue. I've been waiting for years now and I'm sure my taxes are going up as we speak. Don't believe everything you read they are all the same principles just a different face every couple of years. Nothing will change and soon my new home will be ready that I paid for with my hard earned money and I hope that the one in Manalapan is an eyesore for years to come. God knows I can't sell it.
Jon Morris December 01, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Wow reject good job patch nice to see you are as communist as our town is. So much for freedom of speech.
Jon Morris December 01, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Why Reject??????
Jon Morris December 01, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Oh u forgot Birmingham drive was rejected by you guys last hurricane too. Great job guys. I can be insulted but they can't be put on the spot
john allen December 03, 2012 at 09:11 PM
It bothers me that these jobs are not bid out for the cleanup, I for one as a large contracting company who has serviced northern NJ in the blizzard 2 years ago would have been more than happy to compete in pricing to get the job done at a fair price, seems in the blizzard some New York companies were gouging small towns so bad, they got caught, and we were asked to travel from Baltimore to help and we did with 6 loaders for 2 weeks, 24 hrs a day and go figure, $100 an hour cheaper!!!!! We still made money and got the job done before the expected completion!

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