More than $780 million in disaster assistance has been approved to speed recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy - and some of the chief beneficiaries are some big, and small, Jersey Shore communities.
It's not yet clear how the money will be spent - and how the additional $60 billion aid package, which the U.S. Senate gave its seal of approval Monday evening, will be dispersed.
In the Jersey Shore counties of Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May counties, for instance, Middletown tops the list of funding recipients so far (see chart below), according to the state Office of Emergency Management. The town has received a total of $2,315,482.91.
to reimburse for debris removal following Hurricane Sandy, as part of a second round of funding.
FEMA says it has approved more than $300 million in housing assistance for more than 52,000 people. Housing assistance includes temporary rental assistance and grants to repair and replace storm-damaged primary residences.
More than $42 million has been approved to help survivors replace hurricane-damaged personal property and to help meet medical, dental, funeral, transportation and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable aid programs, FEMA says.
Here is a chart that outlines who has received what, and so far, as of Jan. 8:Community or public agency Amount (as of 1/8)
BEACH HAVEN $1,863,806.00
BRICK TWP. MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY $1,312,500.00
LITTLE SILVER $834,075.00
ASBURY PARK $699,506.25
LONG BRANCH $527,737.50
FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP $514,417.50
UNION BEACH $448,842.93
LONG BEACH ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT $187,725.00
ATLANTIC COUNTY $164,004.93
BAY HEAD $159,635.06
OCEAN CITY $157,500.00
TINTON FALLS $112,500.00
SEA BRIGHT $78,777.88
CAPE MAY COUNTY $74,996.25
TOMS RIVER $51,789.00
LOWER TOWNSHIP $48,750.00
POINT PLEASANT BORO $48,397.94
SEASIDE PARK $43,713.75
CAPE MAY $35,346.46
WILDWOOD CREST $34,822.65
UPPER TOWNSHIP $31,875.00
ISLAND HEIGHTS $28,125.00
SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY $21,505.47
FAIR HAVEN $18,750.00
CAPE MAY POINT $16,406.45
BAY HEAD BOARD OF EDUCATION $750.00