ATLANTIC CITY — Residents who live in flood-prone areas who missed their opportunity to get federal funding for elevating their homes might still qualify, officials said Friday.
Mayor Don Guardian said in a statement that individual homeowners can’t apply for FEMA grants, but the city will apply for them on behalf of the property owners.
“This is an opportunity for local property owners to elevate their homes, especially if they have a history of flood damage,” Guardian said.
Funding for the elevation is available through FEMA’s Flood Mitigation Assistance Program, where the program would provide 75 percent of the funding and the homeowner funds 25 percent of the project’s cost.
The reimbursement will cover costs of elevating the home. The grant would not cover any additional renovations to the property.
The program will focus on elevating properties that had at least two paid flood losses of more than $1,000 in any 10-year period since 1978. The homeowner will complete the project and get the certificate of approval from the Building Department, before being reimbursed.
The property to receive the grant must have flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program.
Any city property owner interested in the funding should contact Jenny Darnell at the Atlantic City Office of Emergency Management at 609-347-5466.