CHRISTIE: GRANTS FOR BUSINESSES HIT BY SANDY COMING SOON
By Geoff Mulvihill/AP
April 18, 2013
LONG BRANCH, New Jersey — Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday he expects federally funded grants for New Jersey business owners hit by Superstorm Sandy to arrive soon, but homeowners might be waiting a few months before they see their grants.
Christie said he is hoping for federal approval next week for the state’s plan to distribute the first $1.8 billion of federal storm aid being used to cover unmet needs related to last October’s storm.
New Jersey’s share of that funding is to total nearly $5.5 billion. While it’s only a piece of the $60 billion in disaster aid Congress approved in two bills earlier this year, it’s one where the governor has direct say.