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Voice your opinion for 3 minutes on Feb. 13th in Monmouth County!  We're mad and we're not going to take this "ignore the shore" BS any more!  The state wants to use the same aid selection criteria as the fired HGI firm used for the past year! 

If you can't go in person, send your comments (keep it clean!) now to:  sandy.publiccomment@dca.state.nj.us    

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)

Action Plan Substantial Amendments #6 and #7

Pursuant to Federal Register Notice FR-5696-N-06 

The State of New Jersey will hold three public hearings to solicit public comments on the State’s plan for the allocation and expenditure of $1,463,000,000 in CDBG-DR funds, which the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated to New Jersey pursuant to the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-2). The State will also accept public comment on a proposal to provide rental assistance in the form of tenant-based vouchers for Sandy-impacted households. State cabinet officials and staff will provide an overview of proposed allocations and priorities.  Public comments will begin immediately after the presentation. To ensure maximum convenience for residents, hearings will be held in New Jersey’s northern, central and southern regions pursuant to the following schedule: 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (4-7pm)

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Performing Arts Center (PAC) 101 Vera King Farris DriveGalloway, NJ 08205

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 (5:30–8:30pm)

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Campus Center, 141 Summit St., Newark, NJ 07103

Thursday, February 13, 2014 (4–7pm)

Brookdale Community College

Robert J. Collins Arena, 765 Newman Springs Road, Middletown, NJ 07738

Those interested in speaking at the public hearings will be given up to three minutes.  To sign up to speak, please register online at http://bit.ly/SandyPublicHearings. Residents who need accessibility accommodations are advised to contact DCA at sandy.recovery@dca.state.nj.us to ensure full availability of services.

Residents may also submit their comments in writing at the public hearing, or by email to sandy.publiccomment@dca.state.nj.us or by mail to the attention of Gabrielle Gallagher, NJ Department of Community Affairs, 101 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 800, Trenton, NJ 08625. All comments must be received on or before March 5, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. to be considered.

 

For more information about New Jersey’s Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts or to download a copy of the State’s Action Plan and related amendments, visit http://www.nj.gov/dca or request a copy at the above mentioned address. Both Action Plan Amendments (Substantial Amendments #6 and #7) will be available on Monday, February 3, 2014 on DCA’s website http://www.nj.gov/dca.

Sue February 05, 2014 at 01:23 PM
Or go to the Stockton College hearing in Atlantic County on Tuesday, Feb. 11th. Bring a friend or neighbor.
anonymous February 05, 2014 at 02:25 PM
I do not know if it will be covered so we need people to bring any kind of recording devices. If it goes well then thats good. If it goes badly we need to keep a record of it. We can not afford another snow job like we received the first time around. You can already see how most of these meetings mention is being done by everyday citizens. They might not want a huge turnout, Maybe trying to push their own agenda and ignore the people once more. We can not let that happen. This very well might be the last of the federal funding coming our way lets make sure we have a say in how it is used. anonymous
Jack Doyle February 10, 2014 at 02:25 PM
The two parties in NJ govt. have been so quiet about Sandy repair, money on hand and not made available to damaged families is a tragedy,who is going to remedy this if not the elected incum bents in NJ Senate and ASSeembly?

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