Pascrell Hails Massive $228 Million Disaster Grant for New Jersey
Paterson, NJ, March 23, 2022
Tags: Energy & the Environment
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated an announcement by U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge that New Jersey will receive $228,346,000 in federal grants to aid communities badly damaged by natural disasters and build inclusive resilience to climate change. The money is part of the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program that received additional funding from the emergency disaster funding supplemental in the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law No. 117-43 ) legislation passed by Congress in September 2021. In total, nearly $3 billion was announced by the Biden administration, which represents the remainder of the $5 billion appropriated by the law.
“Few states in our union have been impacted more by devastating storms than New Jersey,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Even a decade later, many New Jerseyans are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. Countless others in our cities and towns face enormous costs from other storms that can take a lifetime to get past. This massive funding from the Biden administration will help our great state dig out from the latest of these storms, Hurricane Ida, and help keep roofs over people’s heads. At the same time, this game-changing support will push greater and more equitable continued action against the growing impacts of climate change. We see those impacts in New Jersey every single day and we are not standing idle in our work to meet them. I look forward to working with Governor Murphy to distribute these essential federal funds for my constituents who were impacted by Hurricane Ida.”