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Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program

3rd Pool RFQ Released for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program

The Department of Community Affairs is no longer accepting applications from those interested in becoming General Contractors for homeowners under the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation Program (RREM). The RREM program will provide up to $150,000 grants for eligible homeowners to repair, elevate or rebuild their primary residences in the following 9 targeted counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, & Union.

Click here for an updated RREM program timeline.

Click here for RREM program Frequently Asked Questions from the 1st pool.

Click here for RREM program Frequently Asked Questions from the 2nd pool.

Click here for RREM program Frequently Asked Questions from the 3rd pool.

Click here to see the Powerpoint Presentation from the New Jersey RREM Program Pre-Bid Conference Round 2.

Click here for a list of the 1st pool of approved contractors.

Click here for a list of the 2nd pool of approved contractors.

Click here for a list of the 3rd pool of approved contractors.

Click here for other business opportunities and other Sandy recovery programs.


Housing Recovery Centers Open for reNew Jersey Stronger Housing Grant Programs

Housing Recovery Centers will open in each of the nine counties most impacted by Superstorm Sandy. Eligible homeowners whose primary residences were damaged or destroyed in the storm can visit the Housing Recovery Centers to apply in-person for two reNew Jersey Stronger housing grants: the Homeowner Resettlement Program and the Homeowner Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program.

Click here for the locations of the Housing Recovery Centers.

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NJBA Helps Public Find Reliable Contractors
The New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA), the state's leading trade organization for the construction industry, is pleased to announce that it has built a Job Marketplace to assist the general public in finding qualified, registered and reliable builders and contractors.
Help House Hurricane Sandy Victims

The New Jersey Housing Resource Center at is being used to re-house displaced survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Please list your available units as soon as possible! The service is also used year-round by New Jersey residents looking for housing and sees an average of 128,000 housing searches a month.

Thanks to funding and support by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, and New Jersey Department of Human Services, this service is always 100% FREE to use. No hidden, promotional or extra fees ever!

Advertise unlimited properties on at no charge. Listings can include pictures, map links and even information about nearby amenities like parks, schools and hospitals. can be accessed online or via toll-free phone and fax and is supported by a US-based, toll-free, bilingual call center.

Registration and listing takes a few minutes, and you can...

  • Add and update listings with a quick, toll-free phone call or via the Internet.
  • Have trained call center staff assist potential tenants with locating your listings.
  • Reduce extra calls by removing listings from public view when rented.
  • Easily track a detailed online inventory of units.
  • Register today to list properties!

Click on the link below to register for free*


Register by phone (toll free) at 1-877-428-8844. Staff is available Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Eastern Time to help with registrations, answer questions and assist with listing properties.

*The site is maintained for the state by the national nonprofit

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NJBA Members Offer Their Expertise in Recovering from Sandy

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Offers Guidance and Assistance to New Jersey Homeowners
November 6, 2012 - The New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA), the state's leading trade organization for the home building industry, extends its heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those individuals and families who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. On behalf of NJBA and its local affiliates throughout the state, Winfield ("Ziggy") Ziegenfuss, Jr., NJBA President, expresses concern and offers guidance on rebuilding, as well as the Association's commitment to the residents of New Jersey.

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Hurricane Sandy Message from NJBA President
It is hard to believe that just over a week ago we were in our daily routines of going home or to work. Much has happened over the past seven days to change that. Many members of our NJBA family no longer have a home, office or even a car to drive.

The devastation to our beaches, communities, homes and businesses is surreal. In my lifetime, I have not witnessed such destruction in the Garden State. Now more than ever we need to pull together to support those NJBA members who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.

NJBA is prepared and willing to help.

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Business Recovery Assistance and Information
Information on Home Improvement Contractors

The New Jersey Contractors' Registration Act, which took effect on December 31, 2005, requires those who sell or make home improvements to register with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. This includes contractors from other states. If your home is in New Jersey and you are having work done then your contractor must be registered.

Beware of these warning signs:

Click here to find other valuable tips to protect yourself and your property.

Click here to check a contractor's credentials on the state's website.

Click here to register as a Home Improvement Contractor.

Hurricane Sandy Relief Quick Reference Guide

OSHA Information

Work safely during restoration and clean up efforts following Hurricane Sandy:

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Links to safety information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
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Latest News
Christie Administration Announces Stronger NJ Neighborhood And Community Revitalization Program To Launch September 4th
In support of Governor Christie's commitment to helping storm-impacted small businesses and communities recover, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) today at a Board meeting approved the creation of the Stronger NJ Neighborhood and Community Revitalization (NCR) Program. The $75 million program will offer financial assistance to support 1) development and public improvement projects; 2) main street revitalization; and, 3) Community Development Financial Institutions providing loans to small businesses.
Elevating Homes To Protect From Future Storms
What New Jersey Homeowners Need To Know About The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Elevation Program

In order to protect New Jersey communities from future storms, Governor Christie today launched a $100 million grant program to assist homeowners elevate their homes. Targeted at homes in the nine counties hardest hit by Sandy, the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Elevation Program provides up to $30,000 of reimbursement for eligible homeowners to elevate their primary single-family residences. Elevation will both lower the risk of flood damage and reduce flood insurance premiums. The program is being paid for by FEMA funds.

Click here to read more information

What You Need To Know About Recovery Assistance Available For Rental Property Owners And Renters
The Christie Administration Has Allocated $379 Million to Help Provide Affordable Rental Units And Assist With Repairs

The Christie Administration today launched a $70 million Landlord Rental Repair Program to provide grants to help rental property owners repair, reconstruct or elevate rental units damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The program is part of the 'reNew Jersey Stronger' Housing Initiative, and will provide up to $50,000 per unit to be made available at affordable rental rates. Eligible owners of rental property in the 9 most-impacted counties from Sandy will be prioritized, but the grants will be available for rental properties damaged by the storm in all 21 counties. It is anticipated the program will benefit approximately 1,500 rental units. Today’s program launch supports the ongoing efforts by the Christie Administration to assist Sandy-impacted homeowners, landlords and renters.

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Now Available: Stronger NJ Business Loan Program
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will now begin accepting applications for the Stronger NJ Business Loan Program. The Stronger NJ Business Loan Program is available to help small businesses and non-profits that were impacted by Superstorm Sandy, as well as businesses looking to expand within storm-impacted communities. Eligible small businesses and non-profits may apply for loans up to $5 million per eligible location, with 0% interest for the first 24 months. Loans can be used for renovation, new construction, equipment, and working capital. The maximum working capital loan amount is $500,000, exclusive of equipment.

To be eligible for the Stronger NJ Business Loan Program, businesses located within the nine most impacted counties in the State as determined by HUD (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union counties) must: 1) positively impact the economy of their community through either capital investment or the creation or retention of jobs; and/or 2) evidence a minimum of $5,000 in physical damage to real property and/or loss or damage of non-perishable and non-consumable inventory. Businesses located outside of the nine counties must meet the $5,000 damage/loss requirement.

For more information regarding the Stronger NJ Business Loan program, please visit

Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) and Homeowner Resettlement Notifications Set for Week of July 8, 2013
The initial application period for the 'reNew Jersey Stronger' housing assistance grants for homeowners impacted by Superstorm Sandy closed yesterday, June 30, 2013. All applications received during the initial application period will be in the first group processed. Grant selection will be prioritized for homeowners with the most damage (i.e., substantial, severe and major) and those households in one of the nine most impacted counties with the greatest financial need. To ensure that all homeowners that applied during the initial application period have an equal chance to be selected, the order in which applicants are selected will be determined by an electronic random ordering process.

Beginning the week of July 8, 2013, all applicants for the Homeowner Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) and/or Homeowner Resettlement grants by June 30 will notified of the status of their application. The letter will inform them either that they have been selected to receive a grant award, they did not meet the eligibility requirements, or they have been placed on the program's wait list.

Federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for both grant programs were very limited, as a result, we will not be able to provide grants to all eligible applicants. When additional funds are made available by the federal government in the coming months, applicants on the wait list may be able to receive a grant through the RREM or Resettlement program at that time.

For more information regarding the 'reNew Jersey Stronger' housing assistance grants, including eligibility information and application instructions, please visit

State Supreme Court overturns $375K award for lost ocean view
Changing the way homeowners can be compensated for their losses when part of their property is seized, the state's highest court today overturned a $375,000 award to a Harvey Cedars couple who argued they should be paid for losing their ocean views.
Christie Administration Announces $30 Million Neighborhood Enhancement Program For Sandy-Impacted Communities
In an effort to continue to stabilize neighborhoods impacted by Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III today announced that $30 million in funding is now available for nonprofit and for-profit developers through the Neighborhood Enhancement Program. The new funding will provide zero percent loans to rehabilitate abandoned, foreclosed and vacant housing and to redevelop lots to create affordable housing options in formerly blighted buildings.

Click here for the press release.
Click here for more information about the program.

DCA Issues New Guidance Document on Foundations
The Department of Community Affairs' Division of Codes and Standards issued a new guidance document regarding pile foundation design issues for single-family homes impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The document provides clarity on the use of licensed design professionals, the design and construction of the pile and column foundations, and the use of grade beams.

Click here for a copy of the guidance document.

Now Available: Stronger NJ Business Grant program
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is accepting applications for the Stronger NJ Business Grant program. This program provides up to $50,000 per impacted location and up to $250,000 per entity to eligible small businesses and non-profit organizations which sustained a minimum of $5,000 in physical damage from Superstorm Sandy.

Governor Chris Christie has tasked the NJEDA to administer $460 million of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to support the recovery of storm-impacted businesses. Of this total, $260 million will fund the Stronger NJ Business Grant program.

For more information regarding the Stronger NJ Business Grant program, including eligibility information and application instructions, please visit:

The NJEDA Office of Recovery Superstorm Sandy hotline is also open at 1-855-SANDY-BZ to answer any questions you may have regarding the program and application process.

FEMA flood maps: Answers to common homeowner questions
Homeowners wondering how high to raise their Hurricane Sandy-damaged homes received their answer yesterday, when the Federal Emergency Management Agency officially released revised flood maps for four New Jersey counties.
FEMA flood maps: Answers to common homeowner questions
Homeowners wondering how high to raise their Hurricane Sandy-damaged homes received their answer yesterday, when the Federal Emergency Management Agency officially released revised flood maps for four New Jersey counties.
Sandy Action Plan Approved
The Christie Administration has received approval from the Obama Administration to move forward with the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Action Plan. This plan outlines how New Jersey will utilize the first phase of the emergency supplemental passed by Congress in January. The first $1,829,520,000 in CDBG funds provided to New Jersey by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will focus primarily on helping homeowners, renters, businesses and communities impacted by Super Storm Sandy.

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will be responsible for implementing and administering the programs related to housing assistance. Unfortunately, those programs are not accepting applications at this time and we expect many of those programs will go live in June. In the meantime, the DCA has launched a new webpage where you can find additional information about the Action Plan and sign up to receive real time updates on programs and next steps.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will be responsible for implementing and administering the programs related to business assistance. The NJEDA is accepting applications for their Stronger NJ Business Grant program. This program provides up to $50,000 per impacted location and up to $250,000 per entity to eligible small businesses and non-profit organizations which sustained a minimum of $5,000 in physical damage from Superstorm Sandy. Click here for more information.
Christie Administration Begins Mediation Program for Unresolved Non-Flood Insurance Claims as a Result of Superstorm Sandy
New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) Commissioner Ken Kobylowski today announced that New Jersey residents with unresolved non-flood insurance claims related to Superstorm Sandy can have their cases mediated through the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Application forms are now available online at, by phone at 855-366-9774 or via email at
Christie Administration Issues Mold Guidance for New Jersey Residents Recovering From Superstorm Sandy
The New Jersey Department of Health today released a Mold Guidelines for New Jersey Residents pamphlet created to provide direction to residents on addressing mold in homes in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. In addition, the Department is announcing a series of training classes in cooperation with the UMDNJ School of Public Health to assist homeowners, volunteers and public health and building code officials in mold removal and assessment.
Panel: Rebuilding Sandy-damaged homes to new building codes saves money, reduces risk
The Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey — a trade association that is a chapter of both the New Jersey Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders — hosted a panel of building and insurance experts at the Jumping Brook Country Club to help guide that process. The discussion touched on federal flood maps and disputes with insurance companies. The panel also advised homeowners who can afford to build higher and stronger, to do so.
Builders say grants to help raise Shore homes would be big boost to Sandy recovery
The Christie administration's decision this week to offer grants for raising homes inches the Shore closer to rebuilding, but building industry officials say so many questions remain unanswered that they are digging in for the long haul.
Christie administration announces $1.8B post-Sandy loan, grant programs
The Christie administration on Tuesday released a sweeping blueprint for how it wants to spend $1.8 billion in federal Sandy aid, a plan that includes money for repairing and elevating storm-damaged homes as well as incentives for people who choose not to walk away from their flooded-out properties.
Governor Christie Acts to Protect Property Owners Affected by Sandy and Provide Quicker Resolution of Storm-Related Insurance Claims and Disputes
Taking further action to help New Jersey residents rebuild and restore their properties after Superstorm Sandy, Governor Chris Christie and Administration officials from key departments today held a Mobile Cabinet in Union Beach, where the Governor announced important measures to help storm-impacted residents resolve Sandy-related insurance disputes more quickly and efficiently. These measures include requested changes to provide for a swifter and fairer conclusion of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) claims process for residents and an order from the Department of Banking and Insurance requiring an improved consumer response time from insurance companies. The Commissioners of Banking and Insurance (DOBI), Community Affairs (DCA), Environmental Protection (DEP), Business Action Center (BAC), the Governor's Office of Recovery and Rebuilding, the Economic Development Authority (EDA) and FEMA representatives participated in the all day session, providing personal assistance to residents and businesses still in the midst of the recovery.
What Sandy victims need to know about new height rules for their homes
After surviving one of New Jersey's worst storms on record, many Hurricane Sandy victims are facing a new struggle as they rebuild: Should they raise their battered homes?
After Sandy, are there enough construction workers to rebuild the Shore?
With pilings already driven into the ground, Monetti Custom Homes was ready to ramp up last week and begin construction on a $4 million, 10,000-square-foot home oceanfront home in Seaside Park.
Christie's backing of FEMA's Shore rules raises worries
Shore houses that have been in working-class families for generations will be abandoned. Property values will spiral downward, leaving Shore towns' budgets in tatters.
President Obama signs $50B Sandy relief bill
President Barack Obama has signed into law a $50.5 billion emergency measure for Sandy victims.
N.J. residents replacing storm-ruined appliances may qualify for rebate
As part of the effort to help with the recovery from Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey is offering increased rebates to replace storm-damaged equipment and appliances.
Gov. Christie to announce post-Hurricane Sandy building standards
Gov. Chris Christie today said that he will announce new post-Sandy building standards next week, and committed to building engineered dunes from Sandy Hook to Cape May.
Lenders gearing up to enforce changing flood insurance requirements
With flood map revisions under way, many North Jersey homeowners in 2014 may be deemed by the government for the first time to be living in areas with a high risk of flooding, defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as having a 26 percent chance of being flooded during the term of a 30-year mortgage.
Jersey Shore revolution begins, as FEMA releases new flood maps
The Federal Emergency Management Agency released advisory flood maps yesterday, which they hope will serve as a guideline for how nearly 200 communities should rebuild stronger after Hurricane Sandy's devastation. The maps are the first change to New Jersey's federal flood maps in more than two decades, and show a coastline far more vulnerable to flooding than previously thought -- as Sandy proved in the worst way.
Building boom won't help N.J. economy if Shore doesn't bounce back, committee says
New Jersey will experience a post-Sandy building boom, but it won't help the overall state economy if the Shore doesn't do well, an economist told a state legislative committee Thursday.
Post-Storm Cost May Force Many From Coast Life
New York and New Jersey residents, just coming to grips with the enormous costs of repairing homes damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, will soon face another financial blow: soaring flood insurance rates and heightened standards for rebuilding that threaten to make seaside living, once and for all, a luxury only the wealthy can afford.
Governor Christie Requests 100% Federal Reimbursement for Costs of Emergency Protective Measures and Ongoing Debris Removal in Hard-Hit Communities
Waiver to Provide Additional Federal Assistance Necessary to Continue Essential Debris Removal Operations and Emergency Protective Measures
Jersey Shore's recovery a priority, White House official tells U.S. Senate hearing
“Our annual appropriation is not always the total figure for a disaster,” he said. “It's what we tend to expend.” Lautenberg and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, both D-N.J., joined Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both D-N.Y., in a statement saying $50 billion would be insufficient.
Christie says N.J. storm damage jumps to $36.8B, taps former associate to lead Sandy recovery effort
Gov. Chris Christie appointed his former executive in the Attorney General's Office to oversee the state's rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy today as he increased the storm damage estimates to $36.8 billion.
N.J. residents hit hard by Sandy could see property tax reductions
Residents whose properties were substantially damaged by Hurricane Sandy may see a reduction in their property taxes — but not until next August.
Officials Urge Residents Affected By Sandy To Apply For Assistance Even If They Have Insurance
Disaster assistance may sometimes cover damages that insurance doesn't. That is why the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are urging individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy to apply for assistance even if they have insurance.
Christie Administration Releases Hurricane Sandy Preliminary Damage Assessment
In response to the unprecedented and widespread damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to personal property, businesses, transportation and utilities infrastructure, as well as New Jersey's $38 billion tourism industry, the Christie Administration has completed a preliminary cost analysis of those damages, which puts the total cost at approximately $29.4 billion. The estimate will be further refined in the days and weeks ahead.
Christie Administration Activates Telephone Hotline to Collect and Distribute Donated Items to Aid Hurricane Sandy Recovery Effort
The Christie Administration has activated a new telephone hotline for corporations, organizations, and individuals to donate goods and items to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. People may call 1-855-NJDONATE (1-855-653-6628) or send an email to to donate tangible items.
Governor Christie Announces Additional Extension of Tax-Filing Deadlines for Storm Victims
Governor Christie has approved additional relief from tax filing deadlines for businesses struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy.
Christie Administration Announces Telephone Hotline For New Jersey Disaster Legal Services
A toll-free hotline, 1-888-541-1900, is now available for New Jersey survivors facing legal issues because of Hurricane Sandy. Disaster survivors with storm-related legal issues can call the hotline to request free legal assistance.
New Jersey Adds Additional Disaster Recovery Centers In Cape May, Ocean And Union Counties
Anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy can now visit newly opened Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Cape May, Ocean, and Union counties if they have questions about recovery programs. There are now 30 DRCs open daily. The center in Bay Head will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while the curfew there remains in effect. All others are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All DRCs in New Jersey will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22; they will reopen on Friday, Nov. 23, with a permanent change in hours to 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
FEMA Housing Portal Provides Resource To Help Survivors Find Rentals
Families and individuals in New Jersey who are registered for federal disaster assistance and need a place to live can search through hundreds of rental listings on the FEMA Housing Portal.
Rebuilding homes may not be easy after Sandy
Thousands of New Jersey families find themselves in the unexpected position of owning a property — but no home — after superstorm Sandy.
Gov. Christie: Rebuilding Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy could take years
As New Jersey inches toward the massive task of rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie offered a message of hope and hardship today, saying that while most residents can expect a return to normalcy by Monday, it could be years before shattered coastal communities are fully restored.
Christie Administration Announces Disaster Unemployment Assistance Application Deadline Extended to February
Governor Chris Christie and the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that New Jersey residents in all 21 counties will have until February 4, 2013 to apply for coverage under the federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance program as a result of damages caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Governor Christie Takes Action to Extend Grace Period for Payment of Fourth-Quarter Property Taxes
Governor Christie signed Executive Order 113 today, giving New Jersey residents, particularly those hard hit by Hurricane Sandy, more time to pay fourth-quarter property taxes that were due November 1. The grace period is extended to November 16 for taxpayers who reside in municipalities that are not holding an accelerated tax sale.
Governor Christie Announces Additional Tax Filing Extension to Provide Relief for Businesses Affected by Hurricane Sandy
Governor Christie has approved further relief from tax filing deadlines for businesses still reeling from the impact of Superstorm Sandy on their operations.
State Announces Recovery Assistance Services For NJ Businesses Impacted By Sandy
To support the recovery of New Jersey's businesses and protect the overall economic interests of our state in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno have announced a series of business assistance services for those affected by the storm.
FEMA: You have 60 days to register
About 2,000 representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, assessing loss and damage to homes, businesses and public infrastructure and buildings, but some never left after Hurricane Irene.
IRS Provides Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Sandy; Return Filing and Tax Payment Deadline Extended to Feb. 1, 2013
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Internal Revenue Service announced additional tax relief to affected individuals and businesses.
All New Jersey Residents Eligible to Apply for Federal Aid
Residents of all 21 New Jersey counties are now eligible to apply for federal aid, including temporary housing, federal grants, and low-interest loans to help cover the cost of repairs to residences and personal property.
Christie Announces Recovery Assistance Plan for Counties Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
The U.S. Department of Labor approved a $15.6 million National Emergency Grant to fund Governor Chris Christie?s plan to hire unemployed New Jersey residents to assist with Hurricane Sandy clean-up and recovery efforts in the Garden State.
Disaster Assistance for Small Businesses Available through NJSBDCs
Executives of the 11-Center Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC ) network indicated that their offices will begin collaborating with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) ? within the purview of Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno ? beginning the week of November 5th.
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