More than $16.5 million in federal funding is headed to Long Branch and the Middlesex County Utilities Authority, in order to assist with recovery projects as a result of Superstorm Sandy.

Sandy damage in Long Branch (Allison Joyce, Getty Images)

As part of the Sandy aid package approved in Congress, more than $14.5 million is devoted to Long Branch's efforts to repair the boardwalk, bluffs, bulkheads and roadways. Along with new decking, railing and lighting for the boardwalk, ramps from the boards to the beach will be replaced.

The remainder of the funding, nearly $1.5 million, will help fund emergency repairs to the Sayreville Sewerage Pump. This latest grant is in addition to the $2.44 million that the Middlesex County Utilities Authority was awarded last year for similar work.