FEMA and State Schedule Briefings On Disaster Assistance
West Trenton, NJ – New Jersey County and Municipal Emergency Management officials are invited to briefings which will explain the process of applying for Federal disaster assistance for debris removal, snow removal, emergency protective measures, and hazard mitigation in the wake of the severe winter storm and snowstorm which impacted Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, Union, and Warren Counties during the period of January 22-24, 2016. Though the meetings are not open to the public, citizens will benefit from the assistance received by their individual counties to offset the financial impact of the storm.
Federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today that the briefings will take place as follows:
|Atlantic||Thursday, 3/24||10am||Canale Training Center – 5033 English Creek Ave, Egg Harbor Twp 08234|
|Bergen||Wednesday, 3/23||7pm||Bergen County Police & Fire Academy – 281 Campgaw Rd, Mahwah 07430|
|Burlington||Wednesday, 3/23||3pm & 7pm||Burlington County Emergency Services Training Center – 53 Academy Dr, Westampton 08060|
|Camden||Tuesday, 3/22||2pm & 7pm||Belmawr Fire Hall – 29 Lewis Ave, Bellmawr 08031|
|Cape May||Thursday, 3/24||2pm||Cape May County OEM – 30 W Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House 08210|
|Cumberland||Wednesday, 3/23||10am||Cumberland County OEM – 637 Bridgeton Ave, Bridgeton|
|Essex||Tuesday, 3/22||11am||Essex County Hospital Center – 204 Grove Ave, Cedar Grove|
|Hudson||Thursday, 3/24||1pm||Hudson County OEM – 110 South Hackensack Ave, Kearny|
|Hunterdon||Thursday, 3/24||1pm & 7pm||Hunterdon County Route 12 Complex – 314 State Route 12, Flemington 08822|
|Mercer/State Agencies||Tuesday, 3/29||10am||Dempster Fire Academy Auditorium – 350 Lawrence Station Rd, Lawrenceville 08648|
|Middlesex||Tuesday, 3/22||1pm||Middlesex Fire Academy – 1001 Fire Academy Drive, Sayreville 08872|
|Monmouth||Thursday, 3/31||1pm||Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Center – 2500 Kozloski Rd, Freehold 07728|
|Morris||Tuesday, 3/22||2pm||Morris County OEM – 500 West Hanover Ave, Parsippany 07054|
|Ocean||Monday, 3/21||10am||County OEM Offices (R.J. Miller Airpark) – 101 Airport Rd, Bayville 08721|
|Somerset||Monday, 3/21||10am||Somerset County Emergency Services Training Center – 402 Roycefield Rd, Hillsborough 08844|
|Union||Wednesday, 3/23||10am||Hamilton Stage – 360 Hamilton Street, Rahway 07065|
|Warren||Wednesday, 3/23||1pm||Warren County Technical School Auditorium – 1500 Route 57 Washington 07882|
“Every disaster New Jersey experiences is an opportunity to learn as well as enhance our policies and procedures,” said Major Robert Little, Commanding Officer of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management. “We have an obligation to ensure that Federal, state, and local dollars are used responsibly. These briefings are conducted to educate county and local officials on the eligibility requirements, application development and reimbursement process to make them successful in providing assistance to their local communities.”
President Barack Obama has designated seventeen (17) New Jersey counties eligible for disaster assistance: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties Of those counties, fourteen (14) are eligible for snow assistance for a continuous 48 hour period during or proximate to the incident period on a cost-sharing basis: Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties.
This Public Assistance grant declaration means that affected county and municipal governments are eligible to apply for Federal assistance to fund 75 percent of the approved costs for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and repairing, restoring or replacing damaged public facilities.
All counties in the State of New Jersey are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
For more information visit https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4264.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE