Sandy Action Plan and Resources – Submitted to HUD on March 27th

by / Saturday, 20 July 2013 / Published in State of NJ - Update

The below information is from the State of New Jersey Community, Department of Community Affairs.

On Monday, October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey, resulting in a level of damage never before experienced in this state. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and affiliated agencies are hard at work assisting in the recovery effort. Families and communities impacted by the storm may find the following information helpful as they rebuild their lives, properties, and neighborhoods.

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, the President signed the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, providing $5.4 billion in additional funding to the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to help affected States respond to and recover from the severe damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. On Tuesday, March 5, a Notice was published in the Federal Register (Docket FR-5696-N-01) allocating $1.829 billion of those funds to the State of New Jersey. In order for the State to obtain those funds, it must submit an Action Plan to HUD “detailing the proposed use of funds, including criteria for eligibility and how the use of these funds will address disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing and economic revitalization in the most impacted and distressed areas.”

The State has worked diligently to craft an effective Action Plan in a timely manner. New Jersey submitted the final Action Plan on March 27 to HUD for review and approval. HUD has up to 45 days to approve the Action Plan, but has stated that it intends to work closely with New Jersey to conduct an expedited review process. Therefore, the State anticipates that the Action Plan should be approved in April. The Plan can be viewed by clicking on the link immediately below.



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