Sandy Relief Modular Ramp Program

A message from the NJ Division of Disability Services


Program Scope

Funding* is available to replace, repair or build modular ramps for individuals who require one at their Sandy-impacted primary residences.



DDS is considering applications that fall into one of the 3 categories below:

  • A ramp was damaged due to the storm and needs to be repaired or replaced
  • A ramp is needed in a home or apartment because a person with a disability has relocated as a result of the storm even temporarily
  • An existing ramp is no longer useful because a home has had to be elevated to comply with new building codes


Applicants Must

  • Reside in New Jersey
  • Have a permanent disability that requires a ramp. Physician certification of disability and need is required.
  • Show proof of home ownership or have written permission from landlord
  • Provide proof of loss as a result of damage from Superstorm Sandy.
  • Demonstrate that all other sources of payment (e.g.  Insurance, FEMA, Red Cross) are unavailable or exhausted. DDS is the payer of last resort.


Modular Ramp Design

  • Modular ramps have no permanent footings, making them easy to install, remove, and relocate as necessary.
  • Ramps may be made of wood, aluminum or steel or fiberglass. Design options are customized for each home and the needs of each applicant  


For Information or an Application

The Sandy Relief Modular Ramp Program
NJ Division of Disability Services
PO Box 705
Trenton, NJ 08625
1-888-285-3036 (Toll Free) or 609-631-2450 and push 9

*Funding for this project is provided by a $2.89 million Social Services Block Grant.

Posted on January 29, 2014 and filed under Advocacy.