PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island will receive an additional $16 million to help property owners and communities affected by last year's Superstorm Sandy.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced the assistance on Monday, the day before the anniversary of the storm's arrival in Rhode Island.

The money will go toward repairs to homes, businesses, public facilities, water systems and other kinds of infrastructure that were impacted by the storm. It can also benefit cities or towns looking to upgrade infrastructure to prepare for the next storm.

So far, Rhode Island has received more than $61 million in federal disaster relief funds for Sandy.

The latest round of funds is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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