Murphy Administration Awards $7 Million in Stormwater Assistance Grants for Projects to Reduce Flood
June 19, 2023 | nj.gov
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The Murphy Administration has awarded $7 million in grants for projects across the state that will enhance and modernize local stormwater management practices and infrastructure in the face of worsening impacts from climate change, Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette announced today. The goal of the projects, many of which use green infrastructure technology and natural solutions and are in overburdened communities, is to mitigate localized flooding and improve the ecological health of waterways.
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NJ SEED: Stormwater management was a problem long before climate change was discovered. A $7 million grant is welcome but is a long way from sufficient funding to meaningfully address the statewide issue.