Trenton, NJ – Anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy can now visit a newly opened Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Monmouth County if they have questions about recovery programs. This brings the number of centers in Monmouth to four and the number statewide to 31. All but one are open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. except the center in Bay Head, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while the curfew there remains in effect.
All New Jersey Disaster Recovery Centers will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 22 and will reopen on Friday with new hours, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. except for Bay Head.
It is helpful to register with FEMA before visiting a DRC. Individuals and business owners who sustained losses can apply by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or by web-enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov. By phone or 711/VRS, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY
At DRCs visitors can speak one-on-one to recovery representatives. FEMA program specialists provide registration and other information and answer questions. FEMA mitigation specialists provide guidance on cost-effective rebuilding and repair techniques to reduce property damage in future disasters.
In addition to FEMA program specialists, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) customer service representatives are available to answer questions about the SBA low-interest disaster loan program, and to assist with disaster loan applications.
The new DRC is located at:
Long Branch Fire Station #4
199-205 Union Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740
An applicant may go to any DRC, even if it is located in another county or state but it is not necessary to visit a center to receive disaster assistance. Once an application has been made, a FEMA registration number is assigned that can be accessed nationally.
The following is a list of all DRC locations in New Jersey:
Atlantic County Atlantic County
Atlantic City Convention Center Hamilton Mall
1 Convention Blvd., Room 201 4403 Blackhorse Pike (Route 322)
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Bergen County Burlington County
Bergen County Plaza Burlington Center Mall
1 Bergen Plaza, 4th Floor 2501 Burlington, Mount Holly Road, Suite 215
Hackensack, NJ 07652 Burlington, NJ 08016
Camden County Cape May County
Public Works Building Cape May Courthouse Public Library
2311 Egg Harbor Road 30 Mechanics St.
Lindenwold, NJ 08021 Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210
Cape May County Cumberland County
Ocean City Community Center Emergency Management Agency Office
1735 Simpson Ave. 637 Bridgeton Ave., Lower Level
Ocean City, NJ 08226 Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Essex County Gloucester County
Willing Heart Community Care Center Government Services Building
555 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. 1200 North Delsea Dr.
Newark, NJ 07103 Clayton, NJ 08312
Hudson County Hudson County
Adjacent to Office Depot Jersey City Museum
59 Washington St. 350 Montgomery St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030 Jersey City, NJ 07302
Hunterdon County Mercer County
Hunterdon County Mercer County Community College
Department of Public Safety Annex 1200 Old Trenton Road
77 Park Ave. West Windsor, NJ 08550
Flemington, NJ 08822
Middlesex County Monmouth County
Sayreville Senior Center Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center
423 Main St. 945 Hwy. 36
Sayreville, NJ 08872 Leonardo, NJ 07737
Monmouth County Monmouth County
Belmar Municipal Building Union Beach Municipal Building
601 Main St. 650 Poole Ave.
Belmar, NJ 07719 Union Beach, NJ 07735
Monmouth County Morris County
Long Branch Fire Station #4 Morris Plains Community Center
199-205 Union Ave. 51 Jim Fear Drive
Long Branch, NJ 07740 Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Ocean County Ocean County
Old Township Building Bay Head Fire Station #1
775 East Bay Ave. 81 Bridge Ave
Stafford, NJ 08050 Bay Head, NJ 08742
Ocean County Ocean County
270 Chambers Bridge Rd. Bell Crest Plaza Store Front 4C
Brick, NJ 08723 953 Fischer Blvd.
Toms River, NJ 08753
Passaic County Salem County
Passaic County Department of Health Penns Grove EMS Building
317 Pennsylvania 25 East Griffith St.
Paterson, NJ 07503 Penns Grove, NJ 08069
Somerset County Sussex County
Somerset County Human Services Sussex County Community College
27 Warren St. 1 College Hill Road
Somerville, NJ 08876 Newton, NJ 07860
Union County Union County
Chisholm School Community Center Plainfield Senior Citizen’s Service Center
100 S. Springfield Ave. 400 E. Front St.
Springfield, NJ 07081 Plainfield, NJ 07060
Franklin Township Municipal Building
2093 Route 57
Broadway, NJ 08808
In addition to the DRCs, there are also SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) for business customers. SBA Customer Service Representatives are available at BRCs to provide one-on-one help to business owners seeking disaster assistance for business losses. They are at the following locations, until further notice:
Atlantic County Bergen County
Richard Stockton College Bergen Community College
Small Business Development Center Small Business Development Center
35 South Martin Luther King Blvd. 355 Main St., Room 121
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Hackensack, NJ 07601
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hours: Mon - Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cape May County Essex County
Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Rutgers University
13 Crest Haven Road Small Business Development Center
Cape May, NJ 08210 25 James St.
Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Newark, NJ 07102
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hudson County Middlesex County
Small Business Development Center John F. Kennedy Library
New Jersey City University 500 Hoes Lane
285 West Side Ave., Suites 189 - 191 Piscataway, NJ 08854
Jersey City, NJ 07305 Hours: Mon. - Sat.10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monmouth County Ocean County
Brookdale Community College Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce
765 Newman Springs Road Stafford Heritage Park Train Station and Rail Car
Bankier Library, Room 246 (SBDC) (Across from Manahawkin Lake between RT 9 and
Lincroft, NJ 07738 RT 72)
Hours: Mon- Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. West Bay Ave.
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Hours: Mon – Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Passaic County Union County
William Paterson University Kean University - SBDC
Small Business Development Center Business One-Stop Service – The Incubator
131 Ellison St. 320 Park Ave.
Paterson, NJ 07505 Plainfield, NJ 07060
Hours: Mon- Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours: Mon- Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All BRCs will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 22.
Renters, homeowners and businesses that do not need one-on-one assistance do not need to visit a center. They can apply for an SBA disaster loan online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
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