Last reviewed/updated 3/9/16
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. Thank you.
Community Health Law Project
If You Need Help With: Issues related to FEMA Assistance, Property Tax Appeals, Emergency Assistance, Rental Assistance, Medical Assistance, General Assistance, Food Stamps, Disputes with Your Landlord, Applying for Housing Subsidies, Accessibility Issues, Habitability Issues, Grant Applications including Sandy Homeowner and Renter Assistance Program (S.H.R.A.P.), or any other issues.
Contact the Community Health Law Project:
New Jersey Work Environment Council's Safer After Sandy project
The New Jersey Work Environment Council's Safer After Sandy project offers FREE onsite training for workers, volunteers and homeowners about identifying and preventing hazards. Topics include hazard mapping, risks associated with mold, and basic OSHA rights including complaints and whistleblower provisions. Factsheets about mold removal and hurricane safety, and Public Service Announcements about mold, generator and ladder safety can be found at www.saferaftersandy.org or from the NJ Work Environmental Council's link 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