Governor Christie Announces Federal Approval of Request for Reimbursement to Local Governments for Debris Removal Efforts on Private Property

Governor Christie Announces Federal Approval of Request for Reimbursement to Local Governments for Debris Removal Efforts on Private Property

Trenton, NJ – December 14, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Acting to speed New Jersey’s recovery process and securing additional resources for local governments’ debris removal efforts, the Christie Administration today announced that the federal government has approved its request for local governments to be reimbursed for debris removal conducted on private properties. With this approval secured, county and municipal governments in all 21 counties can now request to participate in the program and seek FEMA assistance for 75 percent of the cost of debris removal occurring on private properties. The participating county or municipal government will be responsible for the remaining 25 percent of the cost, the standard cost-share ratio for qualified public assistance expenses.

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