FORT MONMOUTH, NJ -- State and local governments and certain nonprofit organizations in the southern New Jersey counties that may be eligible for disaster assistance following the Dec. 19 – 20 snowstorm are urged to begin the process of applying for federal assistance.
The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management announced that briefings to explain the application process are being held this week.
“Requests from potential applicants to determine their eligibility must be received by the state OEM within 30 days of the applicants’ briefing,” said State Police Lt. Nicholas Massa, state coordinating officer for the disaster. “There are a number of public organizations and private non-profits that may be eligible for assistance and are encouraged to apply by the deadline.”
The briefings are being held in the seven counties made eligible for disaster assistance: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem.
Additional information, along with a request for public assistance is available through each county’s Office of Emergency Management.
Eligible applicants include state and local governments, school, universities, commissions, and other publicly-held organizations. Additional potential applicants include non-profit hospitals, utilities, museums, performing and community arts centers, zoos, homeless shelters, senior citizen centers and others.
The applicant briefings are being held at the following locations:
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 – 10 a.m. (Camden County)
Camden Co. Emergency Training Center
420 N. Woodbury – Turnersville Road
Blackwood, NJ 08012
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 – 2 p.m. (Gloucester County)
Gloucester Co. Government Services Bldg.
1200 N. Delsea Drive
Clayton, NJ 08312
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 – 10 a.m. (Burlington County)
Burlington Co. Public Safety Center
53 Academy Drive
Westampton, NJ 08060
Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 – 10 a.m. (Cumberland/Salem Counties)
Salem Co. Department of Emergency Services
135 Cemetery Road
Woodstown, NJ 08098
FEMA funds 75 percent of the approved costs for eligible public assistance projects.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.