Counties, towns have access to $60M more in Sandy recovery funding

TRENTON – The state announced $60 million in Sandy recovery-related federal money will be allocated.

The administration said $50 million in hazard mitigation funding will be distributed among the state’s 21 counties, and $10 million will be available for municipalities in the form of Main Street Revitalization grants.

The hazard mitigation funding will be distributed as follows:

  • Atlantic – $1,701,666
  • Bergen – $3,494,092
  • Burlington – $1,060,852
  • Camden – $1,000,000
  • Cape May – $2,331,305
  • Cumberland – $1,000,000
  • Essex – $2,449,485
  • Gloucester – $1,000,000
  • Hudson – $1,727,098
  • Hunterdon – $1,000,000
  • Mercer – $1,034,738
  • Middlesex – $3,809,579
  • Monmouth – $7,793,435
  • Morris – $1,791,586
  • Ocean – $10,251,515
  • Passaic – $1,627,179
  • Salem – $1,000,000
  • Somerset – $1,552,552
  • Sussex – $1,000,000
  • Union – $2,374,918
  • Warren – $1,000,000

Under this program, county coordinators will work with towns to prioritize measures to protect against future major storms.

The grants require a 10 percent local match.

Under the other initiative, the $10 million will help to fund grants of $125,000 to $1.5 million to support various projects, including streetscapes, lighting, sidewalks, facade enhancements, and code-related and other physical upgrades to commercial areas, the state Economic Development Authority announced.

Projects in one of the nine most affected counties (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union) will receive priority consideration, EDA said.

Counties, towns have access to $60M more in Sandy recovery funding