FEMA transitional sheltering assistance activated for New Jersey and New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy.
The major disaster declaration for the State of New Jersey, FEMA-4086-DR, has been amended to include the following:
Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Morris, Passaic, Salem, Sussex, and Warren Counties for Individual Assistance (already designated for Public Assistance).
Individuals in the IA-designated counties can register with FEMA the following ways:
- Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
- Apply via smartphone at m.fema.gov .
- Call the registration phone number at 1-800-621-3362; those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.
- Disaster Recovery Center Locator
State of New Jersey
Federal Disaster Declaration Fact Sheet
November 5, 2012
On October 30, 2012, President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of New Jersey triggering the release of Federal funds to help individuals and communities recover from Hurricane Sandy that began October 26, 2012, and continuing. This disaster declaration has been amended as indicated below in bold. Details of the disaster declaration and assistance programs are as follows:
Declaration Number: FEMA-4086-DR
Incident: Hurricane Sandy
Incident Period: October 26, 2012, and continuing
Federal Coordinating Officer: Michael J. Hall
National FCO Program
Individual Assistance (IA): (Assistance to individuals and households):
IA - Designated Counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon,Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren Counties.
Public Assistance (PA): (Assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities):
PA – Designated Counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, and Union Counties for Public Assistance [Categories C-G] (already designated for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance [Categories A and B], including direct federal assistance).
Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Morris, Passaic, Salem, Sussex, and Warren Counties for Public Assistance.
One hundred percent (100%) Federal cost share is authorized for ten days for emergency power restoration assistance and emergency public transportation assistance, including direct Federal assistance, for those areas within counties designated for Public Assistance. This cost-share adjustment is authorized beginning October 30, 2012 through November 9, 2012.
This adjustment to State and local cost sharing applies only to Public Assistance costs for emergency power restoration assistance and emergency public transportation assistance, including direct Federal assistance. All other Public Assistance costs will continue to be reimbursed at 75 percent of total eligible costs. The law specifically prohibits a similar adjustment for funds provided to States for Other Needs Assistance (Section 408) and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (Section 404). These funds will continue to be reimbursed at 75 percent of total eligible costs.
Hazard Mitigation (HM): (Assistance for actions taken to prevent or reduce long term risk to life and property from natural hazards):
HM - Designated Counties: All counties in the State of New Jersey are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
OTHER: Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.