"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
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
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.
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.