Friday, February 4, 2011

New Jersey Gets Disaster Relief Funds For Dec. Storm

MYFOXNY.COM - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says that federal disaster aid has been made available to New Jersey to state and local governments to help with recovery efforts from the huge December 26-27, 2010 storm.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm and snowstorm in the counties of Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, and Union.

In addition, assistance is available to the state and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures, including snow assistance, for a continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the incident period.

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for New Jersey.

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