Morristown, NJ - The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, chaired by First Lady Mary Pat Christie, announced three new grants totaling $777,000. Today's announcement brings the total amount awarded by the Relief Fund since the storm to $26.5 million. To date, more than 93 community-based non-profit organizations have received grant awards from the Relief Fund for programs focused on financial, legal and home counseling, economic development, social and mental health services, and home repairs. For a complete list of the Fund's grant recipients, click here.

"Our grantee partners are providing Sandy survivors with multiple roads to recovery outside of government aid," said First Lady Mary Pat Christie, Chair of the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. "We continue to review grant applications and encourage organizations active in Sandy recovery efforts to apply.  The Fund intends to grant a total of $5 million during this grant cycle."

The Relief Fund is currently in its fourth grant cycle and continues to accept applications online from eligible non-profit organizations. Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 23, 2014 and final grant announcements are expected on Monday, June 30, 2014.  

 

To apply for a grant and learn more about the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund visit: www.sandynjrelieffund.org

 

HSNJRF Grant Awards May 6, 2014

Affordable Housing Alliance

$600,000

Housing Counseling & Assistance

Serving Monmouth & Ocean County

Description: The Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA) is a HUD certified counseling agency able to work with homeowners via workshops and individual counseling sessions to help them make the best decision for their individual situation.  AHA will establish a Housing Recovery Resource Center (HRRC) to help Sandy survivors make informed decisions on whether to replace, rebuild or relocate.  

  

Princeton Area Community Foundation 

$77,000

Housing Assistance

Serving Monmouth County

Description: The 'Rebuilding Union Beach' project funded by the HSNJRF will help between 13 and 15 families return home to new manufactured modular homes. 

 

UCEDC

$100,000

Economic Development

Serving Ocean County

Description: The Seaside Heights First Impressions Program links Sandy impacted Seaside Heights and Seaside Park businesses with a professional 'retail-designer' who will offer them business makeover tips, electronic marketing and social media counseling, and a $2,000 business grant to implement design improvements.