Hazard Mitigation & Recovery Planning

Welcome to the webpage of the APA-NJ Hazard Mitigation and Recovery Planning (HMRP) Committee.  Through this page, we’ll keep you updated on mitigation and recovery planning and events in New Jersey.   The committee s a group of planners, related professions and representatives from key government and NGO organizations who have an interest and/or expertise in mitigation and recovery planning. We have identified two primary tracks for this year’s work agenda: 1) to provide planning services to communities and our professional membership; and, 2) to pursue a dialogue with state, local and federal officials on long-term, sustainable planning policies that reduce risk and loss of life and property.

Questions?  Contact HRMP Committee Co-Chairs, Jennifer Feltis Cortese or Bob Kull


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Latest APA-NJ HMRP Committee News and Updates!

Floodplain Easements and Buy-Out Programs (Deadline 9/5)

posted on August 19th, 2013 in Committees, Hazard Mitigation & Recovery Planning, News

Floodplain easements and buy-out programs are available to interested property owners in flood prone areas. Through the Emergency Watershed Protection program – Floodplain Easement, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide up to $124.8 million for the purchase of floodplain easements to restore Sandy-impacted lands to their natural condition.

Post-Sandy Planning Assistance Grant Program

posted on June 21st, 2013 in Committees, Hazard Mitigation & Recovery Planning, News

To further help the revitalization of Superstorm Sandy-impacted communities, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced the $5 million allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funds for the Post Sandy Planning Assistance Grant Program. This grant program is available for counties and municipalities to hire licensed planners to assist in formulating long-term rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. 

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