The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) opened a 30-day period (starting on August 17, 2022) for people to provide public comment on the Hurricane Ida Recovery Action Plan, which details how the State proposes to utilize $228,346,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to help households and communities meet unmet housing, infrastructure, planning, and other needs that have resulted from the effects of Hurricane Ida. The public comment period will run through September 16, 2022, and will include in-person public hearings in Manville and Newark, which were among the municipalities hardest hit by Hurricane Ida.
The Hurricane Ida Action Plan may be obtained in English and Spanish on the DCA’s website.
People may submit their comments through the DCA website, by email or by mail to the attention of:
Constituent Services, Division of Disaster Recovery and Mitigation, NJ Department of Community Affairs
101 South Broad Street
P.O. Box 823
Trenton, NJ 08625-0823.
People may also submit comment at two in-person public hearings that DCA is holding on:
- Thursday, September 8, 2022 (6pm – 8pm)
Manville High School School Auditorium
1100 Brooks Boulevard
Manville, NJ 08835
- Monday, September 12, 2022 (6pm – 8pm)
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Campus Center Ballroom, Second Floor
150 Bleeker Street
Newark, NJ 07102
All comments must be received on or before 5pm on September 16, 2022, to be considered.