Carteret scores $637,195 in new federal budget for forthcoming OEM communications technology

Appropriation secured by Rep. Pallone goes to high-tech communications system 
for new emergency management headquarters


CARTERET, NJ – Mayor Daniel J. Reiman announced that the Borough will receive $637,195 in federal funds for the Borough’s new $2.5 million OEM relocation.

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-6th) secured the appropriations for a high-tech communications system as part of the federal Fiscal Year 2024 budget.


“We are thrilled and extremely grateful to Congressman Frank Pallone for these much-needed funds that go a long way to update and modernize our emergency preparedness and response to critical situations,” Mayor Reiman said. “As an urban coastal community that’s a stone’s throw from New York City, preparedness is key to preventing, mitigating, and recovering from natural and man-made disasters. We applaud Congressman Pallone’s efforts to secure funding toward this project.”


Rep. Pallone said he was glad he was able to deliver critical funding to help the Carteret OEM with its communications technology and emergency response infrastructure.


“This funding will help give first responders the resources they need to respond to emergencies quickly and efficiently,” Rep. Pallone said. “I’m glad we were able to get this funding across the finish line.”


The new headquarters will allow a fully-staffed response team to better gather information and coordinate emergency responses. The OEM Building serves as a dispatch center and 911 backup call center.

The OEM headquarters will feature offices and conference areas where Borough officials can develop and coordinate emergency responses. The upgrades also will include sufficient storage space for non-perishable foods, bottled water, portable generators and other necessities.

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