While some are still rebuilding from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Brigantine recovered quicker than most coastal towns in New Jersey.
Media coverage of a Presidential visit put a major spotlight on our island, even though the most severe storm damage took place in towns to the north.
Ever wonder where all that promised “recover & rebuild” money is going? NJ has a new website showing how the 4.5 Billion Federal dollars for Sandy recovery is being distributed. http://nj.gov/comptroller/sandytransparency/funds.
According to The Beachcomber News: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has distributed funds directly to individuals as well as to municipalities. Brigantine, according to the posted reports, has received $4.93 million for individual assistance and $2.62 million for municipal assistance.
The city also received a 5 million Community Disaster Loan.
On April 2, 2014, the NJ Department of Community Affairs authorized $24 million grant for storm related budget issues not addressed by FEMA Community Disaster Loans.