New Jersey is now accepting applications from homeowners seeking grants to rebuild homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

Damage to homes in Ortley Beach (Governor's Office, Tim Larsen)

The grants are part of $1.8 billion in the first round of federal aid sent to New Jersey to deal with costs not covered by insurance or other programs.

Homeowners can get up to $150,000 to cover the costs of elevating or rebuilding primary homes. They can also get up to $10,000 to stay in communities affected by the storm last year.

The applications are accepted starting Friday.

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