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New Jersey speeds up on Sandy projects

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey officials say they have accelerated spending of federal aid sent to the state to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy.

In a new progress report to the federal government, New Jersey's Community Affairs Department says it has disbursed nearly $600 million from the initial federal allocation last year of $1.8 billion. And about half of the federal grant has been obligated to specific projects.

The state says that nearly $100 million had gone directly to homeowners for rebuilding just in the quarter that ended June 30.

New Jersey is in line to get nearly $1.5 billion more in a second federal allocation later this year.

The state has been focusing largely the aid on housing programs.

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