Pascrell Announces Over $7.9 Million Disaster Grant for New Jersey
Paterson, NJ, August 26, 2022
U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated an announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation that New Jersey will receive $7,970,174 in federal grants to repair or reconstruct federal highways and roads on federal lands that suffered serious damage as a result of Hurricane Ida.
“Few states in our nation have been impacted more by devastating storms than New Jersey,” said Rep. Pascrell. “With Hurricane Ida fresh in many memories, there are New Jerseyans still recovering from Superstorm Sandy a decade later. Countless others in our cities and towns face enormous costs from other storms that can take a lifetime to get past. This investment approved by the Biden administration will help our great state repair from the damage of Hurricane Ida and restore our infrastructure. The costs to our North Jersey communities were so catastrophic after Ida and many of our neighbors are still sifting through the wreckage and working to restore their communities.”
Congressman Pascrell has worked closely with North Jersey communities impacted by Ida to ensure that each community receives the federal aid it needs. It was recently announced that, thanks in part to Congressman Pascrell’s advocacy, Cresskill would be able to re-open its Ida-damaged school in time for the new school year.
Pascrell concluded, “I am pleased it appears Cresskill students and teachers will being the schoolyear with some semblance of normalcy. I was proud to work with the state and demand help from the Biden administration to make progress and try to ensure it does not happen again. It is essential that our state continue to receive lifesaving funds like this so we can protect towns like Cresskill from future disasters.”