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Sandy aid money: Too little, too late!

Sandy aid money: Too little, too late!

Voice your opinion for 3 minutes on Feb. 13th in Monmouth County!  We're mad and we're not going to take this "ignore the shore" BS any more!  The state wants to use the same aid selection criteria as the fired HGI firm used for the past year! 

If you can't go in person, send your comments (keep it clean!) now to:  sandy.publiccomment@dca.state.nj.us    

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)

Action Plan Substantial Amendments #6 and #7

Pursuant to Federal Register Notice FR-5696-N-06 

The State of New Jersey will hold three public hearings to solicit public comments on the State’s plan for the allocation and expenditure of $1,463,000,000 in CDBG-DR funds, 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 a proposal to provide rental assistance in the form of tenant-based vouchers for Sandy-impacted households. State cabinet officials and staff will provide an overview of proposed allocations and priorities.  Public comments will begin immediately after the presentation. To ensure maximum convenience for residents, hearings will be held in New Jersey’s northern, central and southern regions pursuant to the following schedule: 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (4-7pm)

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Performing Arts Center (PAC) 101 Vera King Farris DriveGalloway, NJ 08205

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 (5:30–8:30pm)

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Campus Center, 141 Summit St., Newark, NJ 07103

Thursday, February 13, 2014 (4–7pm)

Brookdale Community College

Robert J. Collins Arena, 765 Newman Springs Road, Middletown, NJ 07738

Those interested in speaking at the public hearings will be given up to three minutes.  To sign up to speak, please register online at  http://bit.ly/SandyPublicHearings. Residents who need accessibility accommodations are advised to contact DCA at sandy.recovery@dca.state.nj.us to ensure full availability of services.

Residents may also submit their comments in writing at the public hearing, or by email to sandy.publiccomment@dca.state.nj.us or by mail to the attention of Gabrielle Gallagher, NJ Department of Community Affairs, 101 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 800, Trenton, NJ 08625. All comments must be received on or before March 5, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. 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  http://www.nj.gov/dca or request a copy at the above mentioned address. Both Action Plan Amendments (Substantial Amendments #6 and #7) will be available on Monday, February 3, 2014 on DCA’s website  http://www.nj.gov/dca.

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