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August 29, 2016

Re:       Additional Reimbursement of Sandy FEMA Public Assistance for 9 Counties
Applications due by Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Dear Mayor:

Late on Friday, Governor Christie announced financial assistance for eligible disaster recovery costs to Sandy-impacted municipalities, counties, and school districts in the 9 most impacted counties (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union).  The Sandy Recovery Division of the Department of Community Affairs has begun accepting applications for the Non-Federal Cost Share (“Match”) program, funded by the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funds awarded to the State.  Applications, with appropriate documentation, are due on or before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  The Sandy Recovery Division will review and approve applications based on eligibility with the CDBG Disaster Recovery program.

The Match Program is intended to provide funding for part, or all, of the 10 percent match required by the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program to pay for recovery activities such as debris removal and emergency protective measures undertaken by municipalities, counties or school districts in the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.   The eligible disaster recovery project categories under the FEMA PA Program for the local cost share are: Category A (Debris Removal) and Category B (Emergency Protective Measures).

The application is available at and must be submitted to the Sandy Recovery Division on or before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. 

For questions regarding the Match Program or the application, please contact the Sandy Recovery Division at or call (609) 633-7363 or (609) 292-8340.


Michael J. Darcy, CAE
Executive Director



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