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Superstorm Sandy Funding Plan, Public Comment Period Open December 16 – January 15

Superstorm Sandy Funding Plan, Public Comment Period Open December 16 – January 15

Superstorm Sandy Funding Plan
Public Comment Period Open
December 16, 2014 – January 15, 2015

 

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs will solicit public comments on the State’s plan for the allocation and expenditure of $501,909,000 in CDBG-DR funds (Amendment #11), which the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated to New Jersey pursuant to the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-2). The State will also accept public comment on the funding proposals selected through HUD’s Rebuild by Design initiative (Amendment #12). Finally, the State will be taking public comment on a reallocation of previously allocated CDBG-DR funds to the Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program (Amendment #13).

 

View the Amendments
ACTION PLAN AMENDMENT NUMBER 11 – Substantial Amendment for the third allocation of CDBG-DR funds

ACTION PLAN AMENDMENT NUMBER 12 – Substantial Amendment for the third allocation of CDBG-DR funds: Rebuild by Design

ACTION PLAN AMENDMENT NUMBER 13 – Substantial Amendment for the transfer of Sandy CDBG-DR funds

 

Submit Public Comment

Public comment period will begin December 16, 2014. All comments must be received on or before January 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST to be considered. Public comment can be submitted in writing via mail or email, or can be given in person at one of the two public hearings.

 

Written Comment –

Those wishing to submit public comment in writing may do so in one of the following ways:

  • Click here to submit your public comment online.
  • In writing at a public hearing (dates below)
  • Email to sandy.publiccomment@dca.nj.gov
  • Mail to the attention of:

Jamie Saults, Constituent Services Manager, Sandy Recovery Division
NJ Department of Community Affairs
101 South Broad Street
P.O. Box 823
Trenton, NJ 08625

 

Public Hearings –

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs will hold two public hearings to solicit comments on the substantial amendments. The hearings will include a short overview of proposed allocations and priorities in the three amendments.  Public comments will begin immediately after the presentation. Attendees may give public comment orally, or may submit comments in writing. To ensure maximum convenience for residents, hearings will be held in New Jersey’s northern and central regions pursuant to the following schedule:

 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 (4:00pm – 7:00pm)
Ocean County College
Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Performing Arts
1 College Drive, Building 12
Toms River, NJ 08753

Driving Directions and Campus Map

 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 (4:00pm – 7:00pm)
Bergen Community College
Moses Center
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

Driving Directions and Campus Map

 

Pre-Register for a Public Hearing
Those wishing to express comments or concerns in person at the public hearings must pre-register.

Media Registration
Members of the press that plan to attend a public hearing are asked to register in advance.

 

All hearing dates, times and locations are subject to change due to inclement weather conditions. Information regarding any change in the hearing schedule will be posted on this website at least two hours before the scheduled start time of the hearing.
Residents who need accessibility accommodations are advised to contact DCA at sandy.recovery@dca.nj.gov to ensure full availability of services.