LITTLE FERRY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is getting $1.46 billion from the federal government in the second round of Superstorm Sandy relief funding.
U.S. Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan said Monday the aid is meant to be flexible so that the state can use the money to fill gaps that remain in the recovery.
Donovan was in Little Ferry to make the announcement. It brings to nearly $3.3 billion the amount of Sandy relief allocated New Jersey through the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Tuesday is the anniversary of the storm that a year ago damaged or destroyed about 340,000 homes and businesses in the state.
Some victims have been complaining about the slow disbursement of aid. Donovan says that while some requirements feel like red tape, they are necessary to assure the money is distributed fairly.
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