CHART: Sandy Relief Aid: Who's Received Money, And How Much?
Middletown, Manalapan, Beach Haven, Neptune and Oceanport top the list so far; more money to come from $60 billion federal relief bills just passed by Congress
More than $780 million in disaster assistance has been approved to speed recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy - and some of the chief beneficiaries are some big, and small, Jersey Shore communities.
It's not yet clear how the money will be spent - and how the additional $60 billion aid package, which the U.S. Senate gave its seal of approval Monday evening, will be dispersed.
In the Jersey Shore counties of Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May counties, for instance, Middletown tops the list of funding recipients so far (see chart below), according to the state Office of Emergency Management. The town has received a total of $2,315,482.91.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, meanwhile, has allocated $4 million in funds to reimburse for debris removal following Hurricane Sandy, as part of a second round of funding.
FEMA says it has approved more than $300 million in housing assistance for more than 52,000 people. Housing assistance includes temporary rental assistance and grants to repair and replace storm-damaged primary residences.
More than $42 million has been approved to help survivors replace hurricane-damaged personal property and to help meet medical, dental, funeral, transportation and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable aid programs, FEMA says.
Here is a chart that outlines who has received what, and so far, as of Jan. 8:
|Community or public agency||Amount (as of 1/8)|
|BRICK TWP. MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY||$1,312,500.00|
|LONG BEACH ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT||$187,725.00|
|CAPE MAY COUNTY||$74,996.25|
|POINT PLEASANT BORO||$48,397.94|
|SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY||$21,505.47|
|CAPE MAY POINT||$16,406.45|
|BAY HEAD BOARD OF EDUCATION||$750.00|