State Releases Action Plan for Disbursementof $1.4 Billion in Sandy Recovery Funds

The complete Action Plan can be found online here.

While the RREM program has not been expanded to include applicants outside of the nine most impacted counties, there is some language in the plan that indicate some potential positive developments for Cumberland County’s Sandy survivors.

We at the Cumberland County Long Term Recovery Group will thoroughly review the Action Plan in its entirety, and will share with our storm families any and all aspects of the plan that may impact their recovery.

The state has also opened a public comment period on the action plan through March 5, 2014. To submit a public comment, email this address:

Following the public comment period, the state will submit the proposed plan to Housing and Urban Development, which will have 60 days to approve it.

The state is also planning to host three public hearings to solicit comment on the proposed plan.

The dates, times and locations of these public hearings are as follows:

·       February 11, 2014; Stockton University (Atlantic County); 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205; Performing Arts Center; 4–7 pm


·       February 12, 2014; New Jersey Institute of Technology (Essex County);150 Bleeker Street, Newark, NJ 07102; Campus Center; 5:30–8:30 pm


·       February 13, 2014; Brookdale Community College (Monmouth County); Robert J. Collins Arena; 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738; 4–7 pm

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