Hurricane Sandy: Funding & General Information

December 2015 - SBA announced the reopening of the filing period for survivors (PDF) in all states affected by Superstorm Sandy to apply for low-interest disaster loans. View Disaster Loan Outreach Center locations (PDF).

Flood regulations and other useful recovery information: please see the Flood Information page under the Community Development Department. The page contains information on our local flood hazard, the new FEMA flood maps, FEMA and State documents about rebuilding and recovery and links to various Federal and State websites.

Also visit the Building Department page for help in rebuilding. Please view the Frequently Asked Questions about Land Use Permitting from NJDEP (PDF) - as of 7/2/13.

Please contact the Floodplain Manager, Bonnie N. Flynn, at 609-597-1000 x 8529 or the Construction Code Official, Robert A. Gaestel, Jr., at 609-597-1000, ext. 8562 with any questions.

Resources Available for Sandy Survivors

View the summary of various recovery relief available (PDF). (Released 5/5/14)

New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Long Term Relief & Recovery Assistance Guide

Find valuable information on Long Term Relief and Recovery. This Assistance Guide (PDF) provides information on help with housing needs, recovery funding, insurance and legal issues and clean up information. (Last update: 11/7/13)

Home Repair & Advocacy Program

The Home Repair and Advocacy Program (PDF) will help seniors and individuals with disabilities whose primary homes were damaged by Sandy.

Sandy Homeowner & Renter Assistance Program (SHRAP)

View the all New Jersey locations (PDF) where you can apply. In Ocean County, SHRAP services are provided by Ocean, Inc. and you may apply at the Ocean County Southern Service Center, 179 South Main Street (Route 9) in Manahawkin or call 609-978-6283.

New Jersey Stronger Grant Programs (Community Development Block Grants)

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Elevation Program

Financial Incentives to Support Recovery Efforts

BPU New Incentives Overview (PDF)

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Substantial Damage Determination

Additional Grant Information

If FEMA has identified you as having been affected by Hurricane Sandy and you OWN your home (you make a monthly mortgage payment, or you own your home 'free and clear'), but you're experiencing financial hardship for one of the specific reasons listed above, Modest Needs' Hurricane Relief Grant may be able to help you, and we'd encourage you to apply for a Hurricane Relief grant.
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