U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. and South Amboy Mayor Fred Henry on Tuesday said the city will receive $4.9 million in federal funding to help rebuild infrastructure within its limits, creating an estimated 390 jobs and generating $1.1 million in private investment.
The city will use the funding from the American Rescue Plan to repair roads and sewers to bolster economic development and construct three industrial redevelopment projects, including the construction of two warehouse distribution centers.
“I’m glad to see that South Amboy will receive $4.9 million from the American Rescue Plan to help the city rebuild its infrastructure and provide better services for residents. It’s great to see the American Rescue Plan delivering for New Jersey and providing the federal funding our state needs to create jobs and make critical repairs to infrastructure,” Pallone (D-6th Dist.) said. “I’m grateful to (Commerce) Secretary (Gina) Raimondo for her leadership as we work together to ensure equitable investment in our communities. I commend Mayor Henry for recognizing and capitalizing on good opportunities like this one that help make South Amboy a great place to live.”
“As we continue to reclaim former industrial sites along our waterfront to make them available for their best use, Congressman Pallone has been a tireless supporter of our efforts. This funding from the (Economic Development Administration) would not have been possible without his advocacy and support,” Henry said. “Through his ongoing efforts, South Amboy and all of the waterfront communities in his district have made incredible progress toward flood resiliency, equity and developing good-paying, sustainable job opportunities. We are grateful for his support.”
The funds are distributed through the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. This project is funded under the Economic Adjustment Assistance Program established through the American Rescue Plan.