Ocean City, along with the municipalities of Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, North Wildwood, West Wildwood and Upper Township, developed and submitted a grant application under the 2017 Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program in October 2017. At this time, the application is under NJOEM review which will then be forwarded on to FEMA review. Pending successful review, we anticipate further information on award will be issued spring of 2019.
For those that participated in the grant process, an email was distributed on October 9, 2017 informing you that your property was included in the application.
Property owners need to be award of the following conditions associated with this grant program:
- This is a reimbursement program; thus property owners will be responsible for covering costs and then applying for reimbursement once the project is completed.
- RL property owners will be responsible for the 10% "local share" of their mitigation project
- Properties mitigated using Federal mitigation grant funding are required to maintain NFIP flood insurance on the property in perpetuity. This flood insurance requirement becomes part of the property deed. For a sample of deed language to be recorded, click here.
We encourage property owners to get formal quotes from qualified elevation contractors, and continue to coordinate with your community so that you will be able to move forward expeditiously once the grant is fully approved and the community provides you with formal notice to proceed. Here is a checklist of questions to ask your general contractor and information on hiring home improvement contractors.
Please continue to visit this site to obtain information on this grant application.