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Sandy Aid: A Breakdown of the President's $60.4 Billion Dollar Request

Sunday, December 09, 2012

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President Barack Obama asked Congress Friday for $60.4 billion in federal aid for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Sandy in late October. The aid request, submitted on behalf of the President by Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Jeffrey Zients, notes that while damage estimates from Hurricane Sandy are not final, it's on track to be the second or third most costly natural disaster in U.S. history, behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and close to Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

RELIEF

$47.43B

Health and Human Services

500M

FEMA Disaster Relief Fund

11.5B

National Flood Insurance Program

9.7B

FEMA Direct Loan to communities impacted by Sandy

300M

Community Development Block Grant

15B

National Park Service for Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Gateway NRA, and Fire Island along with impacted parks in other states.

348M

US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Emergency Relief Program

308M

Amtrak

32M

Federal Transit Administration for MTA, Port Authority of NY/NJ, NJTransit, and NYC DoT

6.2B

Veterans Affairs

766M

Army Corps of Engineers

1.5B

Small Business Administration

750M

Others

526M

MITIGATION

$12.97B

Federal Transit Administration

5.5B

Army Corps of Engineers

3.85B

Community Development Block Grant

2B

Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations

150M

Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

460M

Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service

400M

Environmental Protection Agency State and Tribal Assistance Grants

 

610M

TOTAL

$60.4B

(Source: White House supplemental fund request)

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