New Jersey had to submit US Sandy grant application 15 times

  (Emma Lee/WHYY)

(Emma Lee/WHYY)

A federal audit shows New Jersey had to resubmit an application for one post-Superstorm Sandy aid program 15 times before it was approved.

The audit shows the state ran into technical glitches and that it failed to provide complete information for the grant dedicated to putting unemployed residents into rebuilding jobs.

State Deputy Labor Commissioner Aaron Fichtner tells NJ.com the process was complicated and that the issues in the end amounted to a “pretty minor hiccup” for the state.

The state issued layoff notices when the grant was uncertain but no workers lost their jobs because of it.

New Jersey received $19.2 million from the program. The money was used to put 1,000 people to work.

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