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NJ OKs 26 elevation grants in Brigantine

4-4-14

BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have approved housing elevation grants for 26 properties in Brigantine under its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

The grants are designed to help owners raise their homes to protect against future storm damage.

The state has committed $100 million in money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to elevate approximately 2,700 primary homes in the nine counties deemed most impacted by Superstorm Sandy: Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union.

Eligible recipients receive up to $30,000 for a broad range of work associated with home elevations, including engineering, construction, permits and utility work.

The money is reimbursed after the work is completed.