NJOEM Public Assistance Program

Public Assistance Mission Statement

The Public Assistance Unit will assist New Jersey public entities with identifying, pursuing and capturing federal funding for repairs, restorations, reconstruction or replacement of public facilities or infrastructure damaged or destroyed by a disaster.

The Public Assistance Unit is responsible for the infrastructure and human services elements of the Federal Disaster Assistance Program. The Unit coordinates the damage and needs assessment related activities performed in response to expected or actual emergency situations. Additionally, the Unit provides disaster assistance training and outreach to County and Local emergency management officials on the Public Assistance Grant Program.

Phone number: 609-882-2000 x 3004
E-mail address: lpppau@gw.njsp.org
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Resources

New Jersey Emergency Management Grants
www.NJEMGrants.org

NJEMGrants.org tracks Emergency Management grants in New Jersey. The system manages the process from application through closeout. This site is for the online application and management of the Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) grants.

New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Transparency
New Jersey Sandy Transparency Website


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The State of New Jersey was affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of March 6-7, 2018. On June 8, 2018, the President declared a disaster making federal funding available to state and 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 Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, and Somerset counties. In addition, Federal funding is available to the state and local governments on a cost-sharing basis for snow assistance for a continuous 48 hour period during or proximate to the incident period in Bergen, and Morris counties.

The State of New Jersey was affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-24, 2016. On March 14, 2016, the President declared a disaster making federal funding available to state and 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 Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties. In addition, Federal funding is available to the state and local governments on a cost-sharing basis for snow assistance for a continuous 48 hour period during or proximate to the incident period in Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties.

Beginning on October 26th through November 8th, 2012 Super Storm Sandy left its gruesome aftermath on the State of New Jersey. On the evening of Monday, October 29, 2012 the most powerful storm ever to hit New Jersey made landfall and pummeled the entire State. The impact of this unrelenting storm was most devastating in both Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The gruesome effects of Sandy were the thousands of destroyed houses, cars and vessels tossed, smashed and buried amongst piles of debris littering the landscape creating an eminent threat to the lives, health and safety of the general public as well as emergency responders. It destroyed homes, businesses and landmarks around the State, along with boardwalks and piers, and the coastal dunes and beaches at the shore. Reports of up to 3 million people lost power. Several Federal and State Policies are amended to expedite the recovery efforts. FEMA Individual and Public Assistance was made available.

On August 27th through September 5th, 2011 the entire State of New Jersey was impacted by severe storms with damaging winds and flooding from Hurricane Irene. On August 31st, 2011 a Presidentially- declared Disaster was declared for all 21 counties in New Jersey. This disaster produced the most requests ever submitted to FEMA for a single disaster in New Jersey. This event was of the severity and magnitude that the need for supplemental Federal assistance was determined to be necessary prior to the completion of joint Federal, State, and local government Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs), Per 44 C.F.R.§ 206.33(d) and §206.36(d). FEMA Individual and Public Assistance was made available.