Christie announces 30-day extension for Sandy disaster assistance registration

    New Jersey residents have 30 additional days to register for Sandy disaster assistance.

    Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday the deadline has been extended to April 1 for homeowners, renters and businesses to request aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Small Business Association.“It’s vitally important for people to know that the process of receiving any type of federal disaster assistance – including future grant assistance for homeowners and businesses – begins with registering as a disaster survivor with FEMA and working with a coordinator to determine eligibility for relief,” Christie said. “I encourage those who have not yet registered with FEMA and SBA to do so now to get the relief they are entitled to and to ensure their eligibility for any future relief we can offer.”

    Business have until July 31 to apply for SBA economic injury disaster loans. Registration can be done online or by phone at 800-621-3362, TTY800-462-7585.

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