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Sandy CDBG-DR Cross Cutting Policies

The below policies are available for program managers and are intended for use in the administration of Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) programs. For information regarding CDBG-DR programs, applicants may contact the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Sandy Constituent Services Office by calling (609) 292-3750 or by emailing

Allowability and Allocability of Cost

Cash Management

Check Handling Policy

Citizen Complaint Response and Appeal Process

Citizen Participation Plan

Confidentiality Policy

Conflict of Interest·

Conflict of Interest Exhibit 1·

Conflict of Interest Exhibit 2

Detection of Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988

Duplication of Benefits

Employee Travel Expense Reimbursements Mileage, Tolls and Parking

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Fidelity Bonding Requirements: Non-governmental, Non-State Affiliated, Nonprofit Organizations Receiving CDBG-DR Awards

File Management and Record Keeping

Government wide Debarment and Suspension-Excluded Parties Verification

Grant Reconciliation Policy

Investigation Protocol Policy

Labor Standards Provisions of Davis-Bacon Act and “Related Acts”

Policy Clarification – Exemption from State Prevailing Wage Requirement for NJHMFA

Lead Based Paint Requirements

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Environmental Review

NSP Policy Alert – Guidance on Developers, Subrecipients, and Contractors – Updated November 16, 2011

Policy Addressing Contractor Performance Issues: Fraud, Poor Workmanship, and Failure to Perform in a Timely Manner

Policy and Procedures Governing Permanent Displacement under the Uniform Relocation Act

Performance Requirements and Penalty Language

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Policy

Procedure for Submitting and Amending Policies

Procurement Policy – CDBG-DR

Program Income

Prohibited Flood Disaster Assistance – Flood Insurance Requirement

Property Management and Disposition

Sandy Integrated Recovery Operations and Management System – SIROMS Program Requirements and Procedure for Invoice Approval and Processing

Small, Minority-Owned, Women-Owned and Veteran-Owned Businesses, and Labor Surplus Area Firms

Standards, Guidelines and Procedures for the Design, Creation and Maintenance of the DCA Internet (Website)

Superstorm Sandy Language Access Plan

Timely Expenditure of Funds

Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act (URA) Sandy Recovery Programs – URA Guide Form Procedures   

URA Guide Form Procedures, Part VI Appendix 

Uniform Relocation Act (URA) – Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Demolition

Vehicle Rentals