2017 Jonas Grant Program

Participating Property Owners - Please click here 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 for further information on the HMGP program.

Starting March 2017, the four communities are contacting eligible property owners to participate in this effort. The County is offering two informational meetings to explain the program and start the process of collecting necessary information. Meetings are currently scheduled 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

Property owners are requested to register for these meetings by going to the following website and completing the short registration form:

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, and are encouraged to provide these at the meeting (click on hyperlinks to access the documents):

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