**  The Post Sandy Planning Assistance Grant Program is no longer accepting applications or awarding grants.  **

The purpose of the Post Sandy Planning Assistance Grant Program is to support long range planning for community redevelopment in the municipalities and counties sustaining damage from Superstorm Sandy. Due to the damage caused by the storm, many New Jersey municipalities and counties face a myriad of recovery challenges. Among them is the need for planning support to develop community recovery plans that strategically address the issues that now confront them. In furtherance of its mission to provide local government officials with the tools needed to efficiently manage municipal operations, the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has created a local planning assistance program that will supplement the ongoing efforts of storm-impacted local and county governments to rebuild and revitalize.

The Program will offer grants to  the counties of Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union and all municipalities within those counties that have sustained a ratable loss attributable to Superstorm Sandy of at least 1% or $1 million and demonstrate how assistance will lead to greater community resilience.