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SHORE PROTECTION GRANTS & LOANS

PURPOSE OF FUNDING
To protect existing development from sea‑level rise and shoreline migration through dune creation and maintenance, beach fill projects and repair of existing shore protection structures.

SOURCE OF FUNDING
Beaches and Harbor Fund and Shore Protection Fund.  Funds have been provided by Shore Protection Bonds issued in 1977 and 1983 and by State appropriation in 1988.  Recent funds have been appropriated through the Shore Protection Fund of 1992.  Contact program administrator for details.

STATUTORY CITATION
N.J.S.A. 13:1D-1 et seq. Shore Protection Bond Act. Appropriations under specific chapters 356, P.L. 1983; c. 103, P.L. 1984; c. 103, P.L. 1985; and c. 94 P.L. 1986; N.J.S.A. 13:19-16.l Shore Protection Fund.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Municipalities and counties; local cost share 25%.  Loans are available for the 25% local share.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION
A ranking list has been prepared based on need; the New Jersey Shore Protection Master Plan, 1981; damage from the December 10, 1992 storm, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineer studies and projects.

GRANT/LOAN LIMITATIONS
Amount varies upon need. Grantee must match 25/75.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Contact program administrator.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
None.

NOTIFICATION DATE
Not applicable.

FOR INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST AN NJDEP APPLICATION, CONTACT
David Rosenblatt, Administrator
NJDEP-Office of Engineering and Construction
Bureau of Dam Safety and Flood Control
Bureau of Coastal Engineering
501 State Street
PO Box 419
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone:  (609) 292-9236
david.rosenblatt@dep.state.nj.us

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