For Communities

Accessing resources for your community only takes two simple steps.  First, we ask you to fill out a brief survey that will help us and our partners understand your community's needs so that we can locate the tools and resources to address them. (Step 1 below). Then, we offer a variety of ways for you to access the support that is available to you right now. (Step 2 below).


Complete the Community Needs Assessment to let us know the type of resources and assistance that would benefit your community’s long-term recovery and resiliency planning.

Who may complete the Needs Assessment?

Though each community may submit multiple assessments from different individuals (e.g., governing body, board, commission or Green Team member, municipal employee or consultant), we prefer to have at least one "official" response from each town, completed by the mayor or his/her designee.

If you are not a local official, your views are still important, and we encourage you to contact a local official to include your comments in an assessment.


If you are within one of the ten Sandy-impacted coastal regions*:

EXPECT:  The Network’s Resiliency Managers will be contacting your community to discuss the Network’s resources and how we might be able to assist you.  

OPTION:  If your community has immediate needs, you do not need to wait for a Resiliency Manager to contact you.  To request assistance, please contact the Network at

If you are not within the ten Sandy-impacted coastal regions:

EXPECT:  You will have direct access to the Network’s Resource Database.

OPTION:   Broad-based assistance is available through the Network, such as multi-jurisdictional meetings and trainings.  To request assistance, please contact the Network at

 *The ten Sandy-impacted coastal regions are the counties of Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Union.

Learn more about the resources and assistance offered by The Network.

Image: Hurricane Sandy damage in Belmar, New Jersey. (Photo by Tim Larsen, NJ Governor's Office)