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New Jersey Terrorist Attack Emergency Declaration (EM-3169)

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Incident period: September 11, 2001
Emergency Declaration declared on September 19, 2001


November 29, 2001 - News Release

New Jersey -- Everyone who was directly affected by the World Trade Center attack is urged to seek disaster assistance regardless of their citizenship, recovery officials said.

November 20, 2001 - News Release

New York, NY -- The hours of operation for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free registration and Helpline numbers will change starting Monday, Nov. 26.

October 29, 2001 - News Release

New York, NY -- Help may be available for New Jersey homeowners and renters facing mortgage foreclosure or eviction because of economic hardship directly related to the World Trade Center (WTC) attack, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced. FEMA's Mortgage and Rental Assistance (MRA) program provides financial assistance to disaster victims about to lose their primary residence through eviction or foreclosure as a direct result of financial hardship caused by the WTC attack.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $88,203,232.21 $90,360,427.93 n/a
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 06:30 (Updated daily)

Related Links

» Victim Benefits & Assistance Contacts
» New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

Aerial view of Ground Zero

New York, NY -- Flying high over ground zero, this American flag blows in the wind from one of the many cranes working at the World Trade Center recovery operation.

Photo by Michael Rieger/ FEMA News Photo

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