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Public Assistance Mission Statement

Mission Statement - The Public Assistance Unit will assist New Jersey public entities with identifying, pursuing and capturing federal funding for repairs, restorations, reconstruction or replacement of public facilities or infrastructure damaged or destroyed by a disaster.

The Public Assistance Unit is responsible for the infrastructure and human services elements of the Federal Disaster Assistance Program. The Unit coordinates the damage and needs assessment related activities performed in response to expected or actual emergency situations. Additionally, the Unit provides disaster assistance training and outreach to County and Local emergency management officials on the Public Assistance Grant Program.

Phone: 609-882-2000 x 3004
Email: LPPPAU@GW.NJSP.ORG

Active Disasters

DR 4231 - Severe Storm
On June 23, 2015 portions of New Jersey were impacted by severe storms and straight line winds causing extensive damages. On July 22, 2015 a Presidentially-declared Disaster was declared for 4 Counties in New Jersey, Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties.


DR 4086 - Hurricane Sandy
Beginning on October 26th through November 8th, 2012 Super Storm Sandy left its gruesome aftermath on the State of New Jersey. On the evening of Monday, October 29, 2012 the most powerful storm ever to hit New Jersey made landfall and pummeled the entire State. The impact of this unrelenting storm was most devastating in both Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The gruesome effects of Sandy were the thousands of destroyed houses, cars and vessels tossed, smashed and buried amongst piles of debris littering the landscape creating an eminent threat to the lives, health and safety of the general public as well as emergency responders. It destroyed homes, businesses and landmarks around the State, along with boardwalks and piers, and the coastal dunes and beaches at the shore. Reports of up to 3 million people lost power. Several Federal and State Policies are amended to expedite the recovery efforts. FEMA Individual and Public Assistance was made available.

DR 4086 Payments as of 09-25-2015 [pdf]


DR 4070 - Severe Storm and Straight Line Winds
On June 30, 2012 several Counties in the southern portion of New Jersey were impacted by a severe storm and straight line winds (derecho) causing extensive damages. On July 19, 2012 a Presidentially-declared Disaster was declared for 3 counties. The derecho caused extensive damages in Atlantic, Cumberland and Salem Counties. FEMA Public Assistance was made available for these counties.

DR 4070 Payments as of 09-25-2015[pdf]


DR 4048 - Severe Storm and Flooding
On October 29, 2011 all of the northern Counties and one southern County in New Jersey were impacted by severe storms and flooding. On November 30, 2011 a Presidentially-declared Disaster was declared for 8 counties. The severe flooding caused extensive damages in the north to Essex, Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties, and Cape May County in the south. FEMA Public Assistance was made available in these counties.

DR 4048 Payments as of 09-25-2015[pdf]


DR 4039 - Tropical Storm Lee
On September 28th through October 6th, 2011 several Counties in the north and west portion of the New Jersey were impacted by severe storms and flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. On October 14, 2011 a Presidentially- declared Disaster was declared for 5 counties. The severe flooding caused extensive damages in Mercer, Hunterdon, Warren, Sussex, and Passaic counties. FEMA Public assistance was made available in these counties.

DR 4039 Payments as of 09-25-2015[pdf]


DR 4033 - Severe Storms and Flooding
On August 13th through August 15th, 2011 several Counties in the southern portion of New Jersey were impacted by severe storms and flooding. On September 15, 2011 a Presidentially-declared Disaster was declared for 3 counties. The severe flooding caused extensive damages in Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland counties. As it transpired, this storm was the prelim to Hurricane Irene (DR 4021) and Tropical Storm Lee (DR 4039) all of which pummeled the State within a 30 day time period causing extensive damages. FEMA Public Assistance was made available in these counties.

DR 4033 Payments as of 09-25-2015[pdf]


DR 4021 - Hurricane Irene
On August 27th through September 5th, 2011 the entire State of New Jersey was impacted by severe storms with damaging winds and flooding from Hurricane Irene. On August 31st, 2011 a Presidentially- declared Disaster was declared for all 21 counties in New Jersey. This disaster produced the most requests ever submitted to FEMA for a single disaster in New Jersey. This event was of the severity and magnitude that the need for supplemental Federal assistance was determined to be necessary prior to the completion of joint Federal, State, and local government Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs), Per 44 C.F.R.§ 206.33(d) and §206.36(d). FEMA Individual and Public Assistance was made available.

DR 4021 Payments as of 09-25-2015[pdf]


DR 1954 - Severe Winter Snowstorm
On December 26th and 27th, 2010 the State of New Jersey was impacted by a severe winter storm and snowstorm. On February 4, 2011 a Presidentially-declared Disaster was declared for 13 Counties in New Jersey. The hardest hit counties include Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, and Union counties. FEMA Public Assistance was made available in these identified counties.

DR 1954 Payments as of 09-25-2015[pdf]


DR 1897 - Severe Storms and Flooding
On March 12, 2010 and continuing to April 15, 2010 most of the State of New Jersey was impacted by severe storms and flooding. On April 2, 2010 a Presidentially- declared Disaster was declared for 13 Counties in New Jersey. The extraordinary flooding and damages occurred in Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Essex, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union Counties. FEMA Individual and Public Assistance was made available for these counties.

DR 1897 Payments as of 09-25-2015[pdf]


DR 1889 - Severe Winter Snowstorm
On February 5th and 6th, 2010 the southern portion of New Jersey was impacted by a severe winter storm and snowstorm. On 23, 2010 a Presidentially- declared Disaster was declared for 7 southern Counties in New Jersey. This was the second time in 3 months that the southern portion of the State was hit with a severe snowstorm. The hard hit counties include Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties. Only FEMA Public Assistance was made available for these counties.

DR 1889 Payments as of 09-25-2015[pdf]


DR 1873 - Severe Winter Snowstorm
On December 19th and 20th, 2009 the southern portion of New Jersey was impacted by a severe winter storm and snowstorm. On February 5th, 2009 a Presidentially- declared Disaster was declared for the 7 southern Counties. The hardest hit counties include Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem Counties. Only FEMA Public Assistance was made available for these counties.

DR 1873 Payments as of 09-25-2015[pdf]


DR 1867 - Tropical Depression Ida On November 11th through the 15th, 2009 the coastal areas of New Jersey was impacted by severe storms and flooding associated with Tropical Depression IDA and a Nor’easter. On December 22, 2009 a Presidentially-declared Disaster was declared for 3 Counties in New Jersey, Atlantic, Cape May, and Ocean. Only FEMA Public Assistance was made available to these counties.

DR 1867 Payments as of 09-25-2015[pdf]

Forms and Resources

New Jersey Emergency Management Grants www.NJEMGrants.org
NJEMGrants.org tracks Emergency Management grants in New Jersey. The system manages the process from application through closeout. This site is for the online application and management of the Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) grants.

New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Transparency Website
New Jersey Sandy Transparency Website

FEMA Publications
Public Assistance Applicant Handbook [pdf]
2015 FEMA Equipment Rates and Cost Codes [pdf]

Forms
Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA)[pdf]
Request for Public Assistance (RPA)[pdf]
Private Non-Profit (PNP) Eligibility[pdf]
PNP Facility Questionnaire[pdf]
Project Completion and Certification Reports (P4)[pdf]

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