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Flood Hazard Risk Reduction and Resiliency Grant Program

All grant funding has been awarded

Construction of the Lake Como Ocean Outfall in Belmar
Photo: Construction of the Lake Como Ocean Outfall in Belmar

The Department of Environmental Protection was allocated Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery  (CDBG-DR) funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development  (HUD) to fund projects or improvements that reduce storm surge or flood risk.

A Notice of Funding Availability was published in the November 3, 2014 New Jersey Register.  A copy of this notice has been translated to Spanish.

Two rounds of funding were held in November of 2014 and October of 2015.

Municipalities and counties in one of the nine counties (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union Counties) most affected by Superstorm Sandy were eligible to apply for projects within the following funding categories: 

  • Coastal Lakes (e.g. surge reduction, increased discharge capacity)
  • Flood Risk Reduction Infrastructure (e.g. levees, tide gates, flood barriers)
  • Stormwater Management (e.g. pump stations, capacity increase, storage areas)
  • Beneficial Use of Dredge Material

The following projects were awarded funding:

  • The City of Atlantic City was awarded $6,500,000 for the installation of a pump station at the southern end of the Baltic Avenue Canal. This project was the continuation of a larger FEMA/USEDA project to install flood protection measures in the area.
  • The Borough of Belmar was awarded $6,185,000 for the installation of a new 60-inch outfall from Lake Como.
  • The City of Brigantine was awarded $1,379,435 for the installation of three pump stations.
  • The Borough of Little Ferry was awarded $914,030 to complete improvements to the Losen Slote area tide gate.
  • The City of North Wildwood was awarded $9,933,638 for the replacement of an undersized stormwater collection system with a new gravity collection system and pump station.
  • The Borough of Spring Lake was awarded $3,850,000 for the installation for a concrete box culvert outfall from Wreck Pond, lake dredging, and the development of a living shoreline and vegetated berm.
  • The Borough of Stone Harbor was awarded $2,703,804 for the installation of a pump station, tide vales, and roadway elevation improvements.
  • The City of Wildwood was awarded $12,362,557.50 for stormwater improvements that will redirect stormwater from five beach outfalls to a pump station that will discharge to one 1800 foot outfall.  The five outfalls will be abandoned.  Three outfalls will be also extended 375 to 600 feet.