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A Closer Look at Sandy Recovery Package

January 29, 2013

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File

This Jan. 18, 2013 aerial file photo shows storm-damaged homes in Fire Island, N.Y.

Details on how the $50.5 billion package of recovery and related aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy and other federally declared disasters is to be spent:

  • $16 billion for Housing and Urban Development Department community development block grants. Of that, $12.1 billion is for Sandy recovery as well as for projects in states with other federally declared disasters in 2011-2013; while $3.9 billion is solely for Sandy-related projects. HUD community development grants can be used for rebuilding roads and hospitals, other infrastructure projects, helping small businesses reopen, restoring utilities and providing rental subsidies. The grants are popular with state and local governments because of their flexibility on how the money is spent.
  • $11.49 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster relief aid fund for Sandy and other disasters. The money is used for shelter, restoring utilities and meeting other immediate needs.
  • $10.9 billion for New York and New Jersey transit system recovery projects.
  • $5.35 billion for Army Corps of Engineers projects for Sandy-related damages and protections against future storms.
  • $2 billion for the Federal Highway Administration's emergency relief program to repair storm-damaged federal highways.
  • $476 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, much of it for programs and equipment to improve weather forecasting.
  • $274 million for repairing Sandy damages to Coast Guard facilities.
  • $235 million for repairs Sandy damages at Veterans Affairs Department facilities.

Long Beach, N.J.

Long Beach, N.J.

The Associated Press

In this aerial photograph, heavy equipment pushes sand to restore a barrier dune along the Atlantic Ocean on Long Beach Island, N.J., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, after the region was pounded by Superstorm Sandy the previous week.

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