The federal government will soon release $793.8 million in disaster relief aid from various funds to coastal municipalities in New Jersey, according to philly.com.
Of the 128 Sandy-stricken communities that will receive aid, $387.3 million — almost half — is heading to 10 shore towns, the report states.
The top recipient is Toms River, the state’s eighth largest municipality, where over 4,000 homes were severely damaged, according to the report. The $96.3 million heading to Toms River is nearly double what the second highest recipient, Brick, will receive.
Belmar, Seaside Heights, and Union Beach round out the top five beneficiaries. Half are in Ocean County.
1. Toms River ($96.3M)
2. Brick ($50.9M)
3. Belmar ($47.4M)
4. Seaside Heights ($32.7M)
5. Union Beach ($30.5M)
6. Atlantic City ($30.2M)
7. Little Egg Harbor ($29.6M)
8. Berkeley ($24.6M)
9. Middletown ($23.5M)
10. Atlantic Highlands ($21.5M)