An Asbury Park Press investigation into federal Sandy relief funding also uncovered that the state's $30 million Neighborhood Enhancement Program has ground to a halt due to red tape. Read about the investigation on APP.com.
In the fall, Patch reported that Toms River is set to receive more money than any other town for relief from Hurricane Sandy.
The town was to receive $96.3 million from numerous disaster relief funds, which compiled a list of the top 10 Shore towns receiving Hurricane Sandy relief funding. Over 400 homes in Toms River were demolished. A total of 4,000 were severely damaged, according to philly.com.
Brick is second on the list, with $50.9 million in relief coming its way. Belmar checks in at third on the list, as $47.4 million has been allocated for the town.
Nearly $800 million in relief was set aside for 128 municipalities impacted by Sandy, according to the report. Nearly half that money was set aside for 10 communities.
The rest of the top 10 looks like this:
- Seaside Heights is set to receive $32.7 million
- Union Beach is set to receive $30.5 million
- Atlantic City will receive $30.2 million
- Little Egg Harbor will receive $29.6 million
- Berkeley will receive $24.6 million
- Middletown looks to receive $23.5 million
- Atlantic Highlands is set to receive $21.5 million