AFTER MONTHS OF EFFORT, FEMA AGREES TO AID FOR NYU

May 15, 2002
Press Release
WASHINGTON: In a breakthrough for federal recovery aid to New York, FEMA has agreed today to allocate approximately $9 million in aid to New York University for costs related to the terrorist attacks of September 11th in New York City.
Congresswoman Maloney, who worked for months with NYU to convey the institution's needs to FEMA and press the federal agency to overcome its regulatory red tape, said:

"It gratifying that after working with NYU for some many months trying to convince FEMA to provide the help NYU deserves, that FEMA has have finally stepped up to the plate. Now I hope that FEMA will got to bat for NYC School children and get the Board of Ed the help it has asked for."

"This is a real breakthrough and great news for the city, but I also hope it's a sign of things to come from FEMA, that they will now start responding to requests for help from the City Board of Ed, WNET and Governor Pataki in his request for increased mitigation assistance, among others."


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