What is the RREM Program NJ?

The Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program in New Jersey dispenses up to $150,000 in grant funding assistance to eligible New Jersey homeowners. The RREM Program in NJ is intended help home owners restore and lift their primary residence damaged by hurricane Sandy. The Pathway B program in NJ was developed to enable homeowners to work with a pre-qualified FEMA Approved contractor to undertake the construction.

Eligibility requirements for the RREM Program New Jersey


  • Homes must have been owner occupied primary residences at the time of the storm.
  • Homeowners must register with FEMA.
  • The RREM program serves households with adjusted household incomes less than $250,000.
  • Applicants will be evaluated on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • Qualified residences must be located in one of the following counties:
    • Atlantic County
    • Bergen County
    • Cape May
    • Essex
    • Hudson
    • Middlesex County
    • Monmouth County NJ
    • Ocean County NJ


How can RREM program funds be used?

The maximum award per household is up to $150,000, based on the degree of damage. Funding can be used for eligible costs for rehabilitation, reconstruction, demolition, elevation and storm mitigation as determined by the State Department of Community Affairs and its contractors. Any duplication of benefits, which includes funds received by the homeowner for rebuilding from other sources such as insurance, FEMA and SBA will be subtracted from the RREM award.

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