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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 how it will use 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 40 million in 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