NJDEP Flood Hazard Risk Reduction and Resiliency Grant Program

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Flood Hazard Risk Reduction Measures has been allocated Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund projects or improvements that reduce storm surge or flood risk.


The application period for Round 2 of funding is currently open and will close on April 20, 2016. A total of $25 million in grants will be awarded in Round 2. The electronic application required to apply for funding will be made available online on December 15, 2015, at http://www.nj.gov/dep/floodhazard/grants.htm.

Five projects were awarded more $18 million in Round 1 of funding announced in December 2014.


Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union Counties and municipalities in these counties are eligible to apply for funding. Regional coordination on projects is encouraged.

Funding Categories

  • Coastal Lakes (e.g., surge reduction, increased discharge capacity)
  • Flood Risk Reduction Infrastructure (e.g., levees, tide gates, flood barriers)
  • Stormwater Management (e.g., pump stations, capacity increase, storage areas)
  • Beneficial Use of Dredge Material

Upcoming Information Sessions

November 12, 2015
Southern Information Session, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Batsto Village Auditorium, Wharton State Forest, Rt.542, Batsto, NJ

November 19, 2015
Central Information Session, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Monmouth Battlefield Visitors Center, Monmouth Battlefield State Park, 16 Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ


If you have questions, please email Rebecca Jones at Rebecca.Jones@dep.nj.gov.