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Christie announces new Sandy elevation grants

Local News | Jul 08, 2014

Christie announces new Sandy elevation grants

KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — Dozens more homeowners will be receiving grants to raise their homes above flood level in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Gov. Chris Christie traveled to Keansburg on Monday to announce that 132 more federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program awards have been granted to New Jersey homeowners to help cover the costs of elevation.

A total of 460 grants totaling approximately $12 million have been awarded so far. Christie says he expects more soon.

Homeowners with federal flood insurance are eligible for grants of up to $30,000 to raise their houses to comply with new standards.