Brigantine residents will receive $300,000 in grant funding from the Robin Hood Foundation for assistance with damage related to Hurricane Sandy.

There are plans to distribute the money to residents via grants ranging from $500 to $5,000, said John Scotland, chair of the BrigStrong committee, the city’s long-term recovery group.

“We’re hoping to help 300 households in Brigantine with significant support,” he said. “We’ll also be able to purchase construction supplies in bulk.”

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Scotland said the grants can be used for temporary housing or to replace housing, furniture and appliances destroyed in the storm.

The foundation is a New York City-based charity that hosts a number of anti-poverty initiatives. Since Sandy, it has distributed about $55 million to organizations helping with Sandy relief.

Residents can apply for the grants by calling 609-264-7350.

Contact Wallace McKelvey:

609-272-7256

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