Washington, D.C. - The Senate is expected to vote Monday on a Superstorm Sandy aid bill.
If passed, the bill would sent $50 billion in relief aid to victims of the storm.
New York Sen. Charles Schumer says the Sandy federal aid bill provides for more than $1 billion for projects to shield the coast in the future.
Schumer said Sunday that Army Corps of Engineer projects also include a $20 million study of New York harbor and repairs to navigation channels and ports.
The house has already passed the legislation and President Barack Obama says he will sign it.
It includes $5.4 billion in appropriations for emergency and long-term projects.
On the coast that stretches from New York City to Long Island, projects would fortify roads, rebuild beaches and raise houses.
The harbor would be dredged to make sure it stays navigable in a storm.
The storm is being blamed for at least 140 deaths and billions of dollars in damage.