Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) today announced a $178,063 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant for East Ramapo Central School District. The grant will reimburse the school district for a portion of the cost of its cleanup response in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
The grant is provided through FEMA’s Public Assistance program, which reimburses state, tribal and local governments for the cost of emergency responses. The funds come from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, a bipartisan bill passed by Congress in January to help states affected by Sandy. Congresswoman Lowey helped lead the bipartisan effort to pass the full assistance package.
“Federal aid has been essential in helping ease the financial burden of Sandy cleanup on states, local governments and school districts,” said Congresswoman Lowey. “I am pleased that East Ramapo Central School District will receive this critical assistance.”
“At a time when our budget is so tight, this recovery aid is both needed and appreciated,” said Dr. Joel M. Klein, Superintendent of Schools, East Ramapo Central School District.