Monday, January 2, 2012

Answered: What Funding Has New Jersey Gotten From FEMA Post-Irene?

English: Sayreville, NJ, April 15, 2010 -- A r...Image via WikipediaThis post has been a long time coming and required drawing data from a number of sources.  It's hoped that it will serve as a definitive answer to the question:

What Funding Has New Jersey Gotten From FEMA Post-Irene?

As of December 12th, over $275-million.

$ ~152,000,000 > Housing Assistance (for housing repairs)
  ~ 13,000,000  > Other Needs Assistance (personal property, medical, dental)
  ~ 10,000,000  > Public Assistance (rebuild public infrastructure)
  ~     86,440 > Disaster Unemployment Assistance (jobs lost due to Irene)
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$ 175,086,440

FEMA also claims another ~$100million in Small Business Administration low interest loans given out to NJ residents.  That figure was not included above as it must be paid back over time.

Reference: http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=60004


Christopher Lotito is a member of the Pequannock EnvironmentalHistoric District, and Flood Control Advisory Commissions as well as the author of  "Torrent," a book about flooding in the region.  Lotito's personal mission is to reduce new taxes, drastically reduce flooding, and preserve more green spaces for our children.  Christopher Lotito Profile

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