Bloustein School recipient of two NJ Recovery Fund grants supporting smart Sandy recovery

August 7, 2013
A home in Sea Bright, NJ damaged during Superstorm Sandy.

A home in Sea Bright, NJ damaged during Superstorm Sandy.

The Bloustein School is the recipient of two New Jersey Recovery Fund grants totaling $450,o00 to pursue smart recovery decisions that will help New Jersey avoid repeating the type of devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy. On August 6, the Fund announced 27 grants to a range of organizations focused on three broad categories: planning and public policies that promote community resiliency and environmental protection; engaging and informing the public about recovery decisions; and using the arts to foster individual and community healing and revitalization in impacted communities.

Thirteen nonprofit organizations, including the Bloustein School, received a total of $2,595,000 in the planning and environment grant category. The New Jersey Recovery Fund supports nonprofit organizations working to ensure that Superstorm Sandy recovery funds and related decisions promote environmentally sound planning and public policies that will protect communities and natural systems. This includes protecting our most vulnerable residents and engaging New Jerseyans in a transparent and inclusive recovery planning process.

Bloustein professors Clint Andrews and Tony Nelessen are the recipients of $100,000 for their project to engage leaders and residents in three impacted towns in regenerative community vision planning and to produce locally generated scenarios for long-term community resiliency. Jeanne Herb, associate director of the Bloustein School’s Environmental Analysis & Communications Group, will partner with the Rutgers-Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, directed by Rick Lathrop, are the recipients of a $350,000 award to provide up-to-date data, analytics and mapping tools to support policy and planning efforts of the Recovery Fund.

Visit the Community Foundation of New Jersey website for the complete press release announcing the awards. For the full listing of grants, including contact information, details of the grant, and amount awarded, click here.


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