FEMA: $31M to N.J. for Sandy recovery

TRENTON – The Christie administration said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced federal grants of more than $31 million to New Jersey for emergency response efforts after Hurricane Sandy.

The three grants total $31.1 million. FEMA’s share is $20.4 million, which comes from the Public Assistance Program. The grants are to reimburse New Jersey for feeding and housing 8,000 utility workers, 725 survivors and 500 support personnel after the storm, the state reported.

The state set up two large emergency response shelters to house the utility workers, support staff and local survivors in Linden and at the Monmouth Race Track.