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Chris Christie Announces New Sandy Elevation Grants

(Hurricane Sandy also damaged homes in Mantoloking, NJ, about 20 miles north of Long Beach Island.  Credit: Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

(Hurricane Sandy also damaged homes in Mantoloking, NJ, about 20 miles north of Long Beach Island. Credit: Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — Dozens more homeowners will be receiving grants to raise their homes above flood level in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Gov. Chris Christie traveled to Keansburg on Monday to announce that 132 more federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program awards have been granted to New Jersey homeowners to help cover the costs of elevation.

A total of 462 grants totaling approximately $12 million have been awarded so far. Christie says he expects more soon.

Homeowners with federal flood insurance are eligible for grants of up to $30,000 to raise their houses to comply with new standards.

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