The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is partnering with the Borough of Lincoln Park in Morris County to identify residential property owners who are interested in elevating their property and saving money on their flood insurance premiums. Participating property owners who have current flood insurance policies through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) may be eligible to receive a grant through the Mitigation Assistance Program that fully covers the cost of construction to elevate their property and supplements the dislocation costs they incur while out of their property during construction.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has determined which residential properties in Lincoln Park are potentially eligible for the Mitigation Assistance Program based on repetitive flooding incidents in the past and risk of significant damage in future flood events.

DCA aims to partner with a limited number of property owners in Lincoln Park as part of this initiative. The Department will apply to FEMA for funding for the program in the coming months and anticipates FEMA will make a decision on the funding in the Fall of 2021. Based on this estimated timeline, DCA plans to begin elevations in Lincoln Park in 2022.

Residential property owners in Lincoln Park who have been notified of their potential eligibility for grant assistance are encouraged to submit an application by October 26th, 2020, to allow for their consideration in DCA’s application to FEMA for funding.

APPLICATION

Residential property owners can CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

PRESENTATION

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PRESENTATION.

The presentation includes information about eligibility, benefits, program administration, estimated timeline for completing elevations, and next steps.

Property owners who need a paper application may email MitigationAssistance@dca.nj.gov or call (609) 292-3750 for help.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Click here to view Mitigation Assistance Program FAQs

TOWN HALL LIVE EVENT

Click below to view a recording of the Town Hall Live Event

 

 

 

For further assistance:
MitigationAssistance@dca.nj.gov

or call (609) 292-3750