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Posted on: January 12, 2024

Flood Mitigation Program Now Taking Applications on Rolling Basis

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has announced that effective immediately the Mitigation Assistance Program (MAP) will accept applications on a rolling basis from New Jersey homeowners who are in flood prone areas and are interested in elevating their home to reduce their risk of flooding in the future. 

 

The program is supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and helps homeowners cover construction costs for property mitigation against flooding damage, including home elevation. MAP may also provide temporary rental assistance during construction. FEMA’s criteria for property eligibility are based on historical flooding incidents and future flood risk assessments. 

 

Homeowners interested in MAP may learn more about the program and request an application on the DCA’s website. While submitting an application does not guarantee financial assistance, it is a crucial step in expressing interest in home elevation and flood mitigation. Homeowners may also contact the Division of Disaster Recovery and Mitigation by emailing MitigationAssistance@dca.nj.gov or calling 609-292-3750. 

 

Local officials in areas that experience frequent flooding may wish to share this information with their communities. 


Contact: Frank Marshall, Esq., Associate General Counsel, fmarshall@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x137. 

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