Planet Princeton

Holt Announces $2.1 Million in Federal Aid for Hopewell Township’s Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Holt
Holt

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $2.15 million to reimburse Hopewell Township for expenses incurred in the recovery from Hurricane Sandy.

“These funds help demonstrate the continued commitment of all Americans to help Hopewell Township recover from Hurricane Sandy, and I look forward to seeing similar help provided to other Central New Jersey governments that incurred costs in the storm,” Holt said.

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Hopewell Township hired contractors to aid in debris cleanup, including removing fallen trees and broken tree limbs. The FEMA award reimburses the township for 75 percent of the cleanup costs incurred.

FEMA obligates disaster relief reimbursement funds directly to the state of New Jersey.  Following New Jersey’s state review process, the funds will be provided to Hopewell Township.

The award was made possible under the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives in January and was signed into law by President Obama.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

2 comments

  • Shouldn’t the federal aid go to the Jersey shore where so many were flooded without insurance coverage? Mercer County sustained only wind damage. If your insurance policy doesn’t cover you if a tree hits your house, you need to change insurance companies. I don’t understand this at all.

Events Calendar

« June 2018 » loading...
M T W T F S S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
Fri 22

Phillips’ Mill 26th annual Photographic Exhibition

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - June 24 @ 5:00 pm
Fri 22

Sips and Sounds at Terhune Orchards

June 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 22
Fri 22

Broadway Boot Camp

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 22
Sat 23

Vintage Baseball Game

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 23

Introduction to Insight Meditation

June 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Get 15% off your first order with Vosges Haut-Chocolat

Advertisement

  • Get 15% off your first order with Vosges Haut-Chocolat

Events Calendar

« June 2018 » loading...
M T W T F S S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
Fri 22

Phillips’ Mill 26th annual Photographic Exhibition

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - June 24 @ 5:00 pm
Fri 22

Sips and Sounds at Terhune Orchards

June 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 22
Fri 22

Broadway Boot Camp

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
%d bloggers like this: