Congressman Chris Smith: FEMA OK’s 90% Reimbursements For Towns Hit By Superstorm Sandy
The approval will provide an immediate and additional $262 million for already obligated funding and it will cover all additional local government approved funding. Funds will cover: Public Assistance Grant emergency work and permanent work including debris removal; emergency protective measures; road systems and bridges; water control facilities; buildings; contents and equipment; utilities, and; parks.
Smith met with FEMA highest official, Administrator Craig Fugate, on June 6 to press for the increase and discuss FEMA’s ongoing New Jersey flood recovery efforts. Fugate told Smith that he expected and would recommend moving to a 90-10 federal share for FEMA funding.