Last reviewed/updated 3/18/14
This page lists some resources related to storm relief and recovery, many of which link to additional sources. Please help where you can. But also remember that many organizations that work tirelessly to provide vital programs and services in our communities on a daily basis were struggling before the storm, and this disaster has already made the situation worse. Even those not in the direct path were affected and have both immediate and ongoing needs. Sandy’s effects are hitting everyone directly and indirectly, so assistance and donations at ALL organizations are vital.
Following are some resources and links to additional Sandy-related information or updates. This page is updated regularly, and we also post updates via email and on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If you'd like to suggest a resource, make corrections or other recommendations of how the Center can help, please email us at center @ njnonprofits.org (remove the spaces in the email before sending). Thank you.
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) April 2014 Deadline
Residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy whose homes were insured by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are facing a late April 2014 deadline to submit all proof of loss documents and comply with NFIP claim requirements. Homeowners who have not appealed or filed additional forms and proof of damages by this deadline will lose the right to challenge their NFIP settlement. The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund has partnered with United Policyholders , a non-profit insurance consumer organization, to host a webinar open to Relief Fund grantees, partners and New Jersey homeowners that will provide guidance on preparing these necessary documents. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 12:30pm ET and will walk participants through the NFIP claim and appeal rules, and best practices for documenting and filing losses. To participate in the webinar register here.
The Intersect Fund
The Intersect fund offers a maximum $15,000 loan and $2,250 grant to Sandy-damaged businesses. It them only a few days to disburse a loan, so someone waiting months for funding from SBA, EDA, FEMA or insurance can use us this fund as a short term bridge. They also work with people who are ineligible for funding from those sources. The fund is featured on the Governor's Office website. More information.
Stronger NJ Business Grant Program
The NJ Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced the availability of grants or forgivable loans for small businesses and certain non-profits that sustained at least $5,000 in physical damage from Superstorm Sandy. Eligible entities may apply for grants or forgivable loans of $5,000 - $50,000. Certain non-profits that provide services related to economic development may be eligible to apply for construction funds. Entities must have already registered for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Small Business Administration (SBA) in order to apply. More information
To obtain assistance, donate or volunteer:
Sandy-Related Information from Selected Daily Newspapers:
Recovery and Planning