New York, NY -- The State of New Jersey's Office of Emergency Management (NJ-OEM) has a hotline to help private not-for-profit organizations recoup eligible expenses resulting from the World Trade Center (WTC) attacks.
Not-for-profit organizations can call 1-866-712-3491 to register for assistance. The NJ-OEM will then schedule a formal applicant briefing to explain eligibility requirements and the application process.
"As we continue rebuilding our communities, we must meet the needs of these vital organizations that provided emergency services," said Lt. Edward O'Neil, state coordinating officer-NJ-OEM. "And we must act quickly."
Under the presidential emergency declaration for New Jersey private not-for-profit organizations, sewer and water treatment plants, emergency medical care, fire protection, communications facilities and emergency response organizations could be eligible for federal reimbursement. The assistance may reimburse overtime and related equipment usage expended as a direct result of the Sept. 11th WTC event.
"We urge these agencies to call the hotline," said Peter Martinasco, coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "They, too, pitched in to help victims of the WTC attacks."
The hotline is in operation from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.