Since Superstorm Sandy hit the state, more than 18,200 New Jersey families have received a $10,000 incentive to stay in their home county.

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"Ninety-eight percent of the money on resettlement, helping people resettle, is now out the door," Gov. Chris Christie said at his 120th town hall on Thursday in Brick.

Eligible storm victims must stay in their county for at least three years. The program stopped accepting applications in the summer. A few hundred applicants continue to wait for funds.

The $215 million program has been funded through the federal aid package.