New Jersey Recovery Fund awards $3.8 million in grants

 Railings lead the way to the ocean over a newly rebuilt sand dune in Harvey Cedars N.J. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Railings lead the way to the ocean over a newly rebuilt sand dune in Harvey Cedars N.J. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

The New Jersey Recovery Fund just announced this week that it had awarded 27 grants totalling $3.8 million. Put together by 25 different foundations following Superstorm Sandy, the fund’s goal is to help the state “pursue smart recovery decisions” and “avoiding repeating the type of devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy.”

Some of the projects funded include:

A gps based audio tour of Seaside Heights. It will feature interviews with Sandy survivors and heroes. 

A Sandy recovery scorecard that will monitor rebuilding progress.

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A boost in arts programs for children in Hurricane Sandy affected school districts.

NJ News Commons’s latest podcast highlights some projects that are part of that effort and one of the foundations behind the recovery fund. The guests are Dodge Foundation’s Director of Media and Communications Molly de Aguiar, WHYY’s Vice President of News and Civic Dialogue Chris Satulllo who is the driving force behind the forum series Ready for Next Time?, and Sandy Recovery reporter Scott Gurian who is providing coverage for NJ Spotlight, NJPR, WHYY and NewsWorks. The interviewer is NJ News Commons Director Debbie Gallant. Music with permission by John Gorka.


New Jersey Recovery Fund Major Partners

Rita Allen FoundationCapital One Services LLCCoastal Community FoundationCommunity Foundation of New JerseyCommunity Foundation of South JerseyDoris Duke Charitable FoundationGeraldine R. Dodge FoundationLisa & Douglas Goldman FundJohnson & JohnsonF.M. Kirby FoundationJohn S. and James L. Knight FoundationBlanche and Irving Laurie FoundationDave Matthews Band / ‘Bama WorksDavid and Arleen McGlade FoundationMetLife FoundationNational Mah Jongg League FoundationNewman’s Own FoundationDavid & Lucile Packard FoundationThe Patterson FoundationWilliam Penn FoundationRockefeller Brothers FundWilliam E. Simon FoundationSubaru of America FoundationHenry and Marilyn Taub FoundationU.S. TrustWells Fargo

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