Communities

FEMA Public Assistance Information

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides Public Assistance (PA) to eligible entities that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy. In order to assist communities with the PA process, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management established the Disaster Recovery Bureau (DRB), a grants management organization, to provide technical assistance to county and local governments as well as other eligible private non-profits. This assistance has included assigning State Applicant Liaisons (SALs) to provide face-to-face guidance through the FEMA process. To access DRB resources, please send an email request to LPPPAU@gw.njsp.org.
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Disaster-Related Expenses Reimbursement Information

As a result of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey’s qualifying state agencies, counties, municipalities and private, non-profit agencies were determined eligible to apply for reimbursement of disaster-related expenses. An applicant briefing can be found at the below link.
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Sandy Land and Waterway Debris Removal

The State of New Jersey undertook an intensive effort to remove debris caused by Superstorm Sandy. Guidance and information for local governments and municipalities, utilities and regulated facilities is available on DEP’s website.
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Flood Hazard Area Control Act FAQs

In order to better protect lives and property following Superstorm Sandy, the State of New Jersey has adopted emergency amendments to New Jersey’s Flood Hazard Area Control Act rules that establish minimum elevation standards (as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency) for the reconstruction of houses and buildings in areas that are in danger of flooding. The link below provides a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding these elevation standards.
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Recovery Guidance for Coastal Communities

The link below provides a list of post-Sandy cleanup and recovery activities in coastal communities that do not require a permit or pre-approval from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
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Cooperative Contracts Through Department of Treasury

The New Jersey Department of the Treasury has available a list of cooperative contracts procured by the Division of Purchase and Property to assist towns, cities, counties and other local municipalities.
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