2017 Jonas Grant Program

Participating Property Owners - Please click here‚Äč to view the property owner information tracking spreadsheet that will be updated continually.

Ocean City, working directly with Avalon, Sea Isle City and Stone Harbor, is coordinating an effort to develop a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) application for the elevation of residential properties in the NFIP Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). These four communities were selected by New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) due to their Class 5 or greater standing in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) program. The HMGP program provides 75% funding for eligible elevation projects. Click here for further information on the HMGP program.

Starting March 2017, the four communities contacted eligible property owners to participate in this effort and offered two informational meetings to explain the program and start the process of collecting necessary information, as follows:

  • Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.: Sea Isle City Hall, 233 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Sea Isle City
  • Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.: Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City

Click here for a copy of the presentation given at these meetings.

Property owners who wish to participate in this program are required to provide the following documents by April 10, 2017 (note: Elevation Cost Estimate deadline has been extended to April 17, 2017):


* The names and signatures of ALL owners on the current property deed required on this form.