Web Resources For New Jersey Recovery
Information regarding the recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy are provided on a variety of web resources from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
A presidential disaster declaration makes federal funding available in two forms: Individual Assistance (IA) and Public Assistance (PA).
IA for homeowners and renters can include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs. Also, low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to cover residential and business losses not fully compensated by insurance.
PA is aid to state and local governments, as well as certain types of private nonprofit organizations. FEMA funds a minimum of 75 percent of the cost of eligible projects.
FEMA policies that guide the New Jersey recovery are available online.
General overview of the agency’s programs, types of disaster assistance and links to other important sources of information: www.fema.gov
News, photos and information on the current New Jersey Declaration (if applicable):
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (OEM) website: http://www.state.nj.us/njoem/index.html
Description of the process which can lead to a Presidential Disaster Declaration: http://www.fema.gov/rebuild/recover/dec_guide.shtm
Individual Assistance resources: http://www.fema.gov/Grants-Assistance-Programs-Individuals, http://www.fema.gov/Recovery-Resources, http://www.fema.gov/Media-Library/Assets/audio/82261
Sites where disaster survivors can register for assistance:
http://www.fema.gov/Disaster-Survivor-Assistance, http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov/, m.fema.gov
FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Center locator: http://www.fema.gov/assistance/opendrcs.shtm
Information and plans for homeowners rebuilding after a disaster: http://www.fema.gov/Rebuild/Recover/Resources.shtm
SBA Disaster Recovery Loans website: http://www.sba.gov/taxonomy/term/99
Public Assistance Program resources: http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/pa/index.shtm
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather reports: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/