Deadline extended for Sandy-related FEMA relief applications

    The deadline for New Jersey residents to apply for Sandy-related FEMA relief has been extended.

    According to the Press of Atlantic City, residents affected by Hurricane Sandy now have until May 1 to apply for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    Registering with FEMA is required in order for homeowners to receive many rebuilding grants.

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    “It is vitally important for people to know that the FEMA individual assistance registration process is essential to receiving any type of federal disaster assistance — including grant assistance for homeowners and renters as outlined in our (Community Development Block Grant) disaster relief action plan,” said Gov. Chris Christie in a news release.

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