The Division of Disaster Recovery and Mitigation promotes the long-term resilience of New Jersey’s communities by supporting initiatives to fortify housing, businesses, and infrastructure against severe weather events and flooding damage. Such initiatives include the Mitigation Assistance Program, which provides homeowners in flood-prone communities with funds to elevate their homes out of harm’s way, and the Atlantic City Resilience Program, a joint effort with the City of Atlantic City to strengthen the city’s infrastructure and public buildings to guard against repetitive flooding.
The Division is the Responsible Entity for more than $4 billion in federal funds the State of New Jersey received to recover from Superstorm Sandy, which hit the state on October 29, 2012. These funds come from the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and have been used to create Sandy recovery programs throughout state government.
The Division is also the grant manager for the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund (SFRF) and the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund, allocated to New Jersey through the American Rescue Plan Act. SFRF monies are designed to help address the COVID-19 public health emergency and its effects on the economy. SFRF accounts for approximately $6.2 billion of the COVID-19 portfolio. The Capital Projects Fund provides the State with an additional $195 million to ensure that all communities have access to modern infrastructure. The Division is responsible for overseeing the allocation of this funding and ensuring it meets all U.S. Treasury requirements.
Division of Disaster Recovery and Mitigation
PO Box 823
101 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0823
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