The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, has approved a Public Assistance project of $1.5 million to reimburse Lavallette for emergency protective measures performed as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the governor's office announced Friday afternoon.
The funding, of which FEMA will provide $1.1 million of the total cost, will cover emergency costs incurred by police, public works employees and electrical contractors who worked to protect and evacuate members of the public. According to a release, this includes the erecting and manning of barricades, clearing and reconnecting downed power lines, removing debris, and maintaining and repairing water, sewer and electrical lines.
Public Assistance is a cost-sharing program that reimburses local and county governments, as well as certain nonprofit organizations, for their eligible disaster costs, including emergency protective measures, debris removal and public infrastructure repair.
The program is administered by the State.