MacArthur Announces Federal Grant for Hurricane Sandy Recovery
Washington, DC – Congressman MacArthur today announced a $4.9 million dollar federal grant for Superstorm Sandy Recovery in Toms River, New Jersey.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant will provide federal funding to Toms River to repair North Beach and Ortley Beach damaged during Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
“Three years ago Superstorm Sandy changed New Jersey forever,” said Tom MacArthur. “The devastation was fierce and lasting and many in our community are still recovering today. I am so pleased that Toms River has been singled out for this federal grant. While much work remains to be done, the Jersey Shore will receive some much needed assistance. I look forward to continuing to work with the community groups and local leaders who have already done so much, to ensure that not one resident is forgotten as our recovery continues.”
“This is great news for New Jersey and the community of Toms River,” said Mayor Tom Kelaher. “This federal grant is a step in the right direction to get the roads on the barrier islands repaired.”