Congressman Kim Secures NJ Beach Resupply and Restoration Projects Through Disaster Relief Bill and Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Congressman Kim Secures NJ Beach Resupply and Restoration Projects Through Disaster Relief Bill and Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

MOORESTOWN, NJ – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03)announced that money from government funding and disaster relief bill in september and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act returns to New Jersey and will be used by the Army Corps of Engineers to protect and restore coastal communities across the state.

“The Jersey Shore is not just a place where tourists can visit and view our beautiful beaches, it is an economic engine for New Jersey and home to hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans. It is why I am doing everything I can to protect these communities. said Congressman Kim. “I’ve watched my sons take their first steps on these beaches, honored the dead alongside veterans at the annual Watchfire event, and visited these sites with the army corps for increased funding. I’m proud to have voted for legislation that now funds the protection and restoration of our beaches, which will help our coastal towns, businesses and families across New Jersey.

Until now, a planned beach restoration project from Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet was in jeopardy due to a lack of funding. Below is the breakdown and amount of funding to support the 3rd Congressional District following the September Disaster Relief Bill and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:

Disaster Relief Supplement:

  • $2.474 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Investigations Work Plan for the New Jersey Back Bay Feasibility Study that will help make recommendations on how to protect coastal communities from daily flooding and the impacts of bad weather.
    • Congressman Kim drives a letter to the House Appropriations Committee to support protecting funding for this plan in FY21, which was to be canceled by President Trump’s budget request.
  • $3.2M to conduct a condition assessment of Sandy Hook in Barnegat Inlet.

Infrastructure Investment and Employment Act

  • $30.2 million for construction to protect Manasquan Inlet at Barnegat Inlet from coastal storms and restore our beaches.
  • $25 million for maintenance of the Delaware River dredged material disposal facility.
  • $14.3 million for repairs to the NJ Intracoastal Waterway, including repairs to the Point Pleasant Canal bulkhead.
  • $922,000 for dredging at Barnegat Inlet and for surveys of the entrance channel of the entrance to assess any damage. This funding will help ensure the safety of a vital shipping route for our boaters on the Jersey Shore.

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