New Jersey homeowners and renters who had property damage or loss caused by Remnants of Hurricane Ida in September had until Wednesday, January 5th to apply for federal disaster assistance. Residents in eligible counties include: Bergen, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Union, or Warren counties. Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses, and other serious disaster-related needs.
Declined for Federal Assistance?
FEMA, you may appeal within 60 DAYS of the decision letter:
FEMA Helpline: (800) 621 3362
SBA, you may request reconsideration within 6 MONTHS of the decline letter:
SBA Customer Service: (800) 659 2955
Applicants may appeal / request reconsideration even if the application deadline already passed. Engage FEMA or SBA customer service representatives or read your decision letter for instructions.
Business Recovery Resources
The US Small Business Administration continues to offer Economic Injury Disaster Loans until Jun 6, 2022. Apply or Learn more
The US Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency continues to offer emergency loans. The final termination date for applications for M4614, Amend. 4 is Jun 7, 2022, and the final termination date for Emergency Loan applications for M4618, Amend. 1 is May 24, 2022. Learn more
Stay up to date on the latest resources to help your business recover. Learn more
Division of Consumer Affairs
Disaster-related scams take many forms, including exorbitant cost increases on essential goods and services in high demand after a crisis – a practice known as price gouging; unconscionable business practices in post-disaster clean up and repairs of homes and property; and phony charities purportedly set up to raise money for disaster victims. Learn more about how to avoid disaster-related scams
Report excessive price increases or other disaster-related scams to the Division of Consumer Affairs here or call (973) 504-6240.
Leave your name, contact info, nature of the complaint and the name and address of the business.
Economic Development Authority
The NJ Economic Development Authority offers financing and incentive programs which may benefit your business in any circumstance. Visit Financing and Incentives – NJEDA.
Department of HealthThe New Jersey Department of Health has compiled resources on staying safe and healthy during recovery from Tropical Storm Ida. New Jerseyans should take steps to protect themselves from environmental hazards, mold, and carbon monoxide poisoning, and ensure food safety. Learn more
Department of Environmental Protection
Storm debris cleanup and recovery is an ongoing effort. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has made additional resources and guidance available during recovery.
Department of Banking and Insurance
The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance has released guidance on filing a homeowners insurance or auto insurance claim for storm-related damage, as well as information about flood insurance. Learn more