Governor Jack Markell, U.S. Senator Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Congressman John Carney, along with the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs announced that the National Park Service has awarded $1 million in federal funds to help properties that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
“I thank the Congressional Delegation for their continued and tireless advocacy to ensure we have the resources necessary to address Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, from our beaches and dikes to our invaluable historic properties,” said Governor Markell. “The types of sites served by this grant not only preserve our storied past, but are a vital part of our culture today, while offering lessons and inspiration for generations to come.”
Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grants for Historic Properties are funded under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, a $50.7 billion package of disaster assistance largely focused on responding to the effects of the destructive hurricane which struck the East Coast of the United States in late October 2012.
“Historical landmarks in our state are not only meaningful to Delawareans, but shed light on important chapters in the story of our nation,” said Congressman Carney. “Thanks to this funding, sites that were damaged during Superstorm Sandy will be restored and preserved so that visitors today and for many years to come can learn from Delaware’s history and appreciate the many contributions we have made to our nation.”