U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) & U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell Jr. (NJ-9) announced today $6,320,680.03 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to repair a building at the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
"Federal Sandy relief is still critical to our state's ongoing recovery one year after the storm," said Senator Menendez, who helped lead the New Jersey delegation in the fight for federal Sandy relief. "The PVSC building was flooded terribly and this much-needed funding helps the facility get back to normal. I remain committed to fighting for the federal resources we need until we fully recover and come back better and stronger than we were before the storm."
"This award reminds us of the long road ahead towards full recovery and the vital importance of continued federal support for infrastructure repair and other rebuilding activities," said Sen. Booker.
"Wastewater treatment facilities like PVSC provide a critical service in protecting our environment and the public's health, so their recovery must remain a priority," said Rep. Pascrell. "These federal funds will help PVSC rebuild following Sandy's devastation, and I will continue to fight to ensure our utilities have the resource they need to rebuild and be better prepared for future disasters."
FEMA obligates funding for these projects directly to the State. It is the State's responsibility to ensure that the eligible sub-grantees receive these awards. Following the State's review process and upon receipt of appropriate documentation, they will provide funds to the sub-grantees on a reimbursable basis.