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November 21, 2019 DCA will hold a public hearing to solicit public comments on the State’s plan to reallocate CDBG-DR funds.

November 21, 2019 DCA will hold a public hearing to solicit public comments on the State’s plan to reallocate CDBG-DR funds.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs will hold a public hearing to solicit public comments on the State’s plan to reallocate CDBG-DR funds.

The State proposes to transfer $20 million to create the Atlantic City Resilience Program, which will repair and replace infrastructure in Atlantic City that sustained damage due to Superstorm Sandy. Such improvements will have the added benefit of helping mitigate against repetitive flooding that has hampered economic development in the City. The proposed reallocation of CDBG-DR funds would not affect any existing funding commitment to any individual, business, community, or project.

Through this Amendment, the State also proposes to create a special purpose revolving loan fund for the purpose of supporting existing CDBG-DR programs, as well as other ongoing and future mitigation efforts.

Lastly, the State proposes to change the substantial amendment threshold amount to $10 million.

The public hearing will be held:

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

Stockton University Atlantic City

Academic Center, Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room

3711 Atlantic Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ  08401

Those interested in speaking at the public hearing will be given up to three minutes. The hearing date, time and location are subject to change due to inclement weather conditions. Information regarding any change in the hearing schedule will be posted at www.renewjerseystronger.org 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.

The public comment period for Action Plan Amendment #35 opened on November 18, 2019. Residents may also submit their comments in writing at the public hearing, by email to sandy.publiccomment@dca.nj.gov or by mail to the attention of Lisa Ryan, Sandy Recovery Division, NJ Department of Community Affairs, 101 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 823, Trenton, NJ 08625-0823. All comments must be received on or before 5:00 pm EST on December 18, 2019 to be considered.

For more information about New Jersey’s Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts or to download a copy of the State’s Action Plan and related amendments, visit www.renewjerseystronger.org or request a copy at the above mentioned address.

Action Plan Amendment #35 is available in English and Spanish at www.renewjerseystronger.org.