Carteret, NJ – Mayor Dan Reiman has announced that the generator grant Carteret had been awarded two years ago from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) has finally been released by the federal agency. The funding is being used towards the installation of a permanent emergency generator system which will provide continuous power to Memorial Municipal Building during natural disasters and power outages.
According to FEMA, the purpose of the HMGP is to provide funding to municipalities in order to implement hazard mitigation measures following a Presidential major disaster declaration. HMGP funds available to local entities are intended to reduce or eliminate disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages.
Memorial Municipal Building is the center of operations for Carteret’s administration and municipal government and is also recognized as the only remaining World War I Memorial Municipal Building in the state of NJ, built to honor fallen American soldiers.
“We are proactive in making facility improvements where needed most,” said Mayor Reiman. “This upgrade to the Borough Hall will keep the facility completely operational during any event.”