WASHINGTON - Eleven states in the eastern U.S. will share $100 million in grants from the federal government to protect against future storms, with the greatest amount of funded projects in New Jersey and New York.
The money will fund a variety of projects to protect communities at risk from future big storms like the October 2012 one that pummeled the East Coast.
New Jersey has the largest number of approved projects at 13, including restoration of beaches, salt marshes and urban areas including Hoboken.
New York has 11 projects, including an oyster colony in Jamaica Bay, flood mitigation in Coney Island, and wetlands restoration in Suffolk County.
Grants will also fund projects in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia, and two regional multi-state projects.