Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund Announces $774,000 in New Grants
Fund Will Award Additional $4.3 Million to Eligible Non-Profits by July 1
May 6, 2014Morristown, NJ - The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, chaired by First Lady Mary Pat Christie, announced three new grants totaling $774,000. Today's announcement brings the total amount awarded by the Relief Fund since the storm to $26.5 million. To date, more than 93 community-based non-profit organizations have received grant awards from the Relief Fund for programs focused on financial, legal and home counseling, economic development, social and mental health services, and home repairs. For a complete list of the Fund's grant recipients, click here.
"Our grantee partners are providing Sandy survivors with multiple roads to recovery outside of government aid," said First Lady Mary Pat Christie, Chair of the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. "We continue to review grant applications and encourage organizations active in Sandy recovery efforts to apply. The Fund intends to grant a total of $5 million during this grant cycle."
The Relief Fund is currently in its fourth grant cycle and continues to accept applications online from eligible non-profit organizations. Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 23, 2014 and final grant announcements are expected on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
To apply for a grant and learn more about the Relief Fund visit: www.sandynjrelieffund.org.
HSNJRF Grant Awards May 6, 2014
Affordable Housing Alliance
Housing Counseling & Assistance- Serving Monmouth & Ocean County
Description: The Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA) is a HUD certified counseling agency able to work with homeowners via workshops and individual counseling sessions to help them make the best decision for their individual situation. AHA will establish a Housing Recovery Resource Center (HRRC) to help Sandy survivors make informed decisions on whether to replace, rebuild or relocate.
Princeton Area Community Foundation
Housing Assistance- Serving Monmouth County
Description: The 'Rebuilding Union Beach' project funded by the HSNJRF will help between 13 and 15 families return home to new manufactured modular homes.
Economic Development- Serving Ocean County
Description: The Seaside Heights First Impressions Program links Sandy impacted Seaside Heights and Seaside Park businesses with a professional 'retail-designer' who will offer them business makeover tips, electronic marketing and social media counseling, and a $2,000 business grant to implement design improvements.
About the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund
Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund Inc. is a private independent charitable organization, not formed or controlled by, or affiliated with the State of New Jersey or any of its agencies or offices. As a New Jersey nonprofit corporation exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), the Fund has received a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service providing that contributions to the Fund are deductible as charitable contributions under Internal Revenue Code Section 170. The fund is registered with the Charities Registration and Investigation Section of the Division of Consumer Affairs under the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey.