FEMA Announces Major Disaster Declaration for Cape May County
On Friday, Governor Phil Murphy announced that FEMA has approved a Major Disaster Declaration in Cape May County for Public Assistance. The declaration will allow government agencies and certain non-profits in the county to apply to FEMA's Public Assistance program for reimbursement of costs to respond to and recover from Tropical Storm Ida.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Please use the state portal to report Ida-related damage and keep documentation, photos, and receipts. This should expedite reimbursement. As a reminder, federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide, including counties that do not meet the major disaster declaration threshold.
Contact: Paul Penna, Legislative Analyst, firstname.lastname@example.org, 609 695-3481, x110.