CHRISTIE: GRANTS WILL HELP N.J. REBUILD AFTER SANDY
By Melissa Hayes/The Record
December 11, 2012
Governor Christie announced three new state grant programs totaling $26 million, aimed at helping create and retain jobs in New Jersey in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
“We’re going to continue to try to innovate and do things with the money we have at the state level,” Christie said as he announced the programs at the New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s 2012 Public Policy Forum at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. “Then when the federal money gets here, to leverage that federal money through the Economic Development Authority. We’re not going to set up a new bureaucracy to try to do this.”
Christie said during a trip to Washington, D.C. last week that he also has asked President Obama to provide funds for small business grants. Obama has asked Congress to approve $2 billion in grants for New York and New Jersey.