To whom it may concern,
The State of New Jersey has been awarded $228 million in Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist with the recovery from Hurricane Ida. The funds will create housing recovery and mitigation programs to help individuals and communities. To access these federal recovery funds, the State must develop an Action Plan for the use of these funds and submit it to HUD for approval. Developing the Action Plan and recovery programs will take several months to complete.
The State will also dedicate funding from the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) towards housing mitigation efforts. The State will prepare an application to FEMA on behalf of specific properties to request funds to elevate them.
As we begin this process, we are looking for feedback from homeowners and renters whom Ida impacted.
If you are interested in hearing more about the recovery programs, please complete a short survey, which can be accessed at the survey link
https://apps.siroms.com/ApplicationELA/Account/Registration. The survey is not an application itself, but it’s required to apply for future relief programs.
For updates on the Hurricane Ida Action Plan, including the opportunity to submit a comment on the State's proposed use of CDBG-DR funds, please go to the DCA website https://www.nj.gov/dca/ddrm/home/idasurvey.shtml. If you have any questions, please email DisasterRecoveryandMitigation@dca.nj.gov or call (973) 500-3396.