February 20, 2019
City, state and Congressional leaders have brokered a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to lock in funding for the Staten Island Levee project. The PPA ensures that the $400-million federal contribution to this $615-million project is unlikely to be re-allocated if a national emergency is declared on the southern border.
“The signing of this PPA was the final key to locking in hundreds of millions of dollars of federal funding for the desperately needed Staten Island Seawall project,” said U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. He added the project would mean “a more resilient shoreline that will protect our Island, homeowners and local businesses against the kind of devastating flooding we saw during Superstorm Sandy.”
The project includes a series of interconnected levees, berms and seawalls, stretching from Fort Wadsworth to Great Kills on Staten Island’s East Shore. It’s designed to withstand a 300-year storm.
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