Community members will have an opportunity to provide input on how federal grants that may be given to the Bellmore-Merrick community will prevent damage of future storms.
It was determined that the Bellmore-Merrick community is eligible for grants totaling more than $12 million after Hurricane Sandy.
Grant amounts are based on FEMA assessed damage levels and applications for new infrastructure. Grants will be awarded once the community's plan is complete and submitted to the state for approval.
BMCRC was created after Governor Andrew Cuomo launched the "New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program," an initiative designed by the state with a mission to empower communities hit hard by storms.