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Sandy aid to Conn. tops $28M to date

Connecticut businesses and residents have received $28 million in federal disaster aid through Jan. 7, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said yesterday, criticizing delays by the U.S. House of Representatives in passing a more comprehensive storm relief package.

FEMA approves $7.3M in Sandy-related aid

Through Nov. 19, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had approved more than $7.6 million in federal assistance to Connecticut residents and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Feds beef up disaster aid

Federal agencies have expanded the scope of funding for governments in the disaster area, including a $27.8 million grant to hire unemployed workers for the recovery.