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New Jersey will use $2.6M in new Sandy relief grants for repairs at hospital, police station


TRENTON, New Jersey — New Jersey's two U.S. Senators say $2.6 million in new federal Superstorm Sandy relief grants will be used for repair work at a hospital and a police station impacted by the storm.

Robert Menendez and Cory Booker announced the public assistance grants Wednesday. They say the $2,651,275.80 in funding comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The senators say $1,222,154.10 will be used to mitigate the backup generators Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen that were destroyed by the by the October 2012 storm.

Another $1,429,121.70 will be used to repair the police station and borough offices in the Ocean County community of Mantoloking that were damaged by Sandy.

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