Christie Administration Announces Over $15 Million in FEMA Public Assistance Grants to State of New Jersey

Atlantic Highlands Harbor and North Hudson Sewerage Authority to Receive Federal Grants for Sandy-Related Emergency Costs

Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded over $15 million total in federal grants for Sandy-related repair and replacement costs to the Atlantic Highlands Harbor in Atlantic Highlands and to the North Hudson Sewerage Authority located in Hoboken for emergency protective measures.

In Atlantic Highlands, federal funding will be used for the rehabilitation and repair of the Atlantic Highlands Harbor Piers, which sustained significant damage during Superstorm Sandy. Rehabilitation of the Marina Piers will include repair work to 12 piers, including the repair of launching ramps, gangways and railings on 8 fixed wood piers and 4 floating piers; the Observation Platform and other observation decks; access ramps; and all utilities on the damaged docks, including water, electric sanitary and the fuel system.

Located in Hoboken, the North Hudson Sewerage Authority will be awarded federal funds for the use of force account equipment and contractors for storm preparedness, as well as emergency measures to keep and restore the operations of their treatment facilities and pump stations following Sandy. The North Hudson Sewerage Authority serves the communities of Hoboken, Union City, Weehawken and West New York.

The recipients, total project costs and FEMA grant totals are as follows:

  • ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS HARBOR (Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth). The total cost of the project is $19.3 million. FEMA’s share of the cost is $14.4 million.
  • NORTH HUDSON SEWERAGE AUTHORITY (Hoboken, Hudson). The total cost of the project is $1.3 million. FEMA’s share of the cost is $1.0 million.

Public Assistance reimburses local and county governments and certain nonprofit organizations for eligible disaster-related costs including emergency protective measures, debris removal and public infrastructure repair or replacement costs.

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Press Contact:
Michael Drewniak
Kevin Roberts
609-777-2600

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