CDBG Grants

All residents are encouraged to look at the following information from the NJ Department of Community Affairs.  There are two new grants that may be of interest.  Please click here for more information: http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/sandyrecovery/index.html

 

CDBG Grants!

Great news—the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved the Administration’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Action Plan. The plan provides details for how the first round ($1.83 billion) of CDBG funding will be spent. Most of the finding will be dedicated to homeowners and businesses, but there are several other programs included in the plan as well.

Visit www.sandyhelp.nj.gov to choose either housing or business assistance and fill out notification forms to receive real time updates on programs and next steps.

There are also two hotline numbers available: for housing assistance, call 1-855-SANDYHM (1-855-726-3946); for business assistance, call 1-855-SANDYBZ (1-855-726-3929).

FEMA Assistance Registration Deadline is May 1

The following is an excerpt from an Ocean County announcement –

“TRENTON, N.J. — Superstorm Sandy survivors who had storm-related damages in New Jersey have just five days left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Residents must register for disaster assistance by midnight (EDT), May 1.

Survivors can register online and check on the status of their applications at DisasterAssistance.gov, via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. They also can call 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362.

Postal Update, Governor’s Announcement and Bay Debris Removal:

From the Post Office:

Please click here to see an update from the Postal Service: Letter to Mantoloking Residents

Governor’s Community Development Block Grant Announcement:

Please click here to see the Governor’s Announcement today on Community Development Block Grants:Taking Action To Distribute The Necessary Resources For The Rebuilding Process

We are working with the Governor’s Office to make sure that we understand the grants and how they may or may not interact with the Hazard Mitigation Grants.

Bay Debris Removal:

Loans, Grants, and more…

A Beautiful Day at the Shore + Loans, Grants and more:

Blue skies and sunshine this morning and hopefully at least a few of our residents are able to enjoy it from their own homes

As we all know, the Supplemental Bill passed by Congress and signed by President Obama contains quite a bit of funding for loan assistance, elevation grants as well as reconstruction grants.  From what we can tell, it is important that all residents fill out an application for an SBA loan.  The deadline for SBA loans is fast approaching and it is recommended that everyone apply for an SBA loan.  The deadline to apply for the loan is MARCH 1ST.