BELMAR - The Borough of Belmar is offering assistance grants to qualifying families who were displaced after Hurricane Sandy.

Mayor Matt Doherty announced that the borough has raised $300,000 since Hurricane Sandy and will fund the program. He says the money was raised through the borough’s website and a $150,000 grant from the Robin Hood Foundation of New York.

The grant program is focused on assisting families who remained displaced as of Jan. 1. Financial assistance of amounts up to $5,000 per household will be made available to families that qualify.

Applications are available at Borough Hall on Main Street or at