Grants to Freehold Township aimed at alleviating cleanup costs incurred after Superstorm Sandy will total more than $4 million, federal officials announced Tuesday.
According to a press release from Governor Chris Christie, FEMA has approved over $5 million in reimbursements to the New Jersey towns of Brick and Freehold Township for costs related to work performed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In Freehold Township the total cost of the emergency protective measures is $1.37 million. FEMA’s share of the cost is $1.03 million.
The press release further explained that Freehold Township was reimbursed for its use of cross-department personnel of police, public works, and sewage plant, as well as purchases and rented material costs associated with emergency protective measures taken in response to Hurricane Sandy, including patrol of the community, securing evacuated areas, and conducting rescues, among other duties.