NJ Stronger Programs

O.C.E.A.N. Inc. is providing outreach services for those affected by Superstorm Sandy through the following programs: 

RREM Social Services Block Grant – Rental Assistance Program (SSBG-RAP)

Landlord Incentive Program (LIP)

Landlord Rental Repair Program (LRRP), Restoration of Multifamily Rental Housing (FRM).

For questions regarding all programs, please call (732) 244-2351, Extension 1 and speak with the Housing Counseling Clerk.   You can also visit the O.C.E.A.N., Inc. office at 22 Hyers Street in Toms River, NJ and speak with the Housing Counseling Clerk and Housing Counselors.  

For more information about NJ Stronger and the programs available go to:  http://www.renewjerseystronger.org

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Energy Office in Galloway

(Atlantic County)


O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Home Energy – Galloway – Atlantic County

76 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 103

Galloway, NJ 08205

Phone (609) 677-6801   Fax (609) 677-6805

(For additional O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Office locations, please select the location/contact tabs)



O.C.E.A.N., Inc. SHRAP offices in Ocean County will accept new applications through June 30, 2014 and also will continue to process existing recertifications.                            

Initial appointments already scheduled later than June 30, 2014 will be honored; individuals will be met and assessed for services.

O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Sandy Homeowner Renter Assistance Program (SHRAP)

O.C.E.A.N., Inc. is providing the Sandy Homeowner/ Renter Assistance Program (SHRAP).

The Sandy Homeowner/Renter Assistance Program (SHRAP) is a temporary relief program to assist individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis resulting from Superstorm Sandy. The expense must be a direct result of the disaster.

Services include:

  • Case Management Services
  • Housing (Rent or Mortgage) and Security Deposits
  • Utility Payments
  • Replacement of essential items such as furniture, household items and appliances

If you have any questions regarding the SHRAP Program, applications are being accepted at the following O.C.E.A.N., Inc. SHRAP Offices:

Ocean County Southern Service Center

179 South Main Street (Route 9)

Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Phone: (609) 978-6283

Lions Head Office Park

35 Beaverson Blvd. Bldg. 3 Suite E

Brick, NJ 08723

Phone: (732) 477-5260

Toms River Location

S&F Plaza

2008 Rt. 37 East, Suite 12

Toms River, NJ 08753

Phone (732) 288-7913

Click Here for the SHRAP Worksheet

Click Here for the SHRAP Information Packet

Click Here for Superstorm Sandy – Service Providers Brochure

Click Here for Income-Eligible Weatherization Program




Separate (Income Eligible) Program

O.C.E.A.N., Inc., also provides Outreach and Relief to income-eligible Ocean County Residents of Superstorm Sandy through the O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Community Partners Outreach and Relief Fund

O.C.E.A.N., Inc. provides community improvement and revitalization to the households of Ocean County residents who were affected by Superstorm Sandy. Our focus is to ensure that the residents throughout Ocean County are safe, healthy and get the help they need during the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

O.C.E.A.N., Inc. provides help for the following services:

  • Rental Assistance
  • Security Deposit Assistance
  • Mortgage Assistance
  • Replacement of food through food vouchers
  • Counseling Services
  • Repair Services
  • Other

 O.C.E.A.N., Inc. will provide these services to the residents who are at 100% to 225% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. During the process we will work closely with New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, County Government, CSBG & CDBG funding streams and HUD.

If you require assistance with your heating system, please contact our Weatherization Department directly at 22 Hyers Street in Toms River, NJ

An application for Superstorm Sandy assistance can be obtained at the following address:

O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Community Partners Outreach and Recovery Fund

 40 Washington Street

P.O. Box 1029

Toms River, NJ 08754-1029

- Operations are Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Please select the application link below for additional details required through the application process.

Superstorm Sandy Application


 O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Head Start partners with the Lakewood BlueClaws, the Ocean County Library, and the Ocean County Health Department on the 2015 FIT Kids Obesity Educational Outreach Initiative funded through the Horizon Foundation of New Jersey.

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O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Weatherization Program For information in Monmouth County call (732) 774-4006. In Ocean County call (732) 244-8176.


 Overcome the Barrier to Self-Sufficiency

O.C.E.A.N., Inc. is the community action agency for the residents of Ocean County. A community action agency is a private non-profit or public non-profit organization that was created in the 1960’s to combat poverty throughout the country.

To achieve our goal of identifying and overcoming barriers to self-sufficiency, O.C.E.A.N., Inc. works with local, state, and federal government, other agencies, and members of private sector institutions to provide programs and funding to help residents of the community help themselves.

Please visit our Programs and Special Projects pages for more information on the services we offer. To have information on a specific program sent to you, visit our Request an Application page.

O.C.E.A.N., Inc. has produced in excess of 12 million dollars of economic development for Ocean County, an achievement we are very proud of. Our partnerships with other providers in our community have made our job easier—we could not have done it without them. As always, O.C.E.A.N., Inc. seeks to build partnerships with additional agencies to better assist the residents of Ocean County.

If you are interested in our services, or in working with us as a volunteer, employee, or as a partner agency, please contact us at (732) 244-5333.

O.C.E.A.N., Inc Head Start is accepting applications for the 2015 – 2016 school year

Small children at a daycare center.

Head Start offers a FREEcomprehensive pre-school program at several locations throughout the county. The program provides a developmentally appropriate curriculum, child health screenings, family services, accepts special needs children, provides meals and snacks, and transportation-half day only.

Program services children ages 3 to 5; children need to be 3 years by October 1, 2015. Eligible children who turn 3 years after October 1, 2015 will be placed on a waiting list.

Requirements for eligibility:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Income – Documentation must be from the past twelve months or calendar year
  • Health Documentation – physical, dental, immunizations, H&H/lead screenings

For more information, please call 732-244-9114

O.C.E.A.N., Inc Receives funding from the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund

O.C.E.A.N., Inc. received $250,000 to construct single-family homes in Berkeley Township, New Jersey.  These homes will be rented to  those affected by Superstorm Sandy.

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