Wednesday, August 15, 2018

FEMA awards over $320 million more to Puerto Rico for Hurricane María-related costs

By on August 8, 2018

The following is a breakdown of the $320 million in recently obligated grants:

  • $250 million to Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
  • More than $10.6 million to Bayamón
  • Nearly $10.5 million to San Juan
  • More than $9.8 million to Puerto Rico National Guard
  • Nearly $8.8 million to Yabucoa
  • More than $6 million to Jayuya
  • Nearly $4.6 million to the Port Authority of Ponce
  • More than $4.3 million to Manatí
  • Nearly $4.3 million to Puerto Rico Department of Health
  • More than $4.1 million to Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company
  • $2.8 million to Utuado
  • Nearly $2.2 million to Puerto Rico Marine Transport Authority
  • Nearly $2 million to Local Redevelopment Authority for Roosevelt Roads

The grants are for debris removal, emergency protective measures and work on roads and bridges.

FEMA defines emergency protective measures as “actions taken to eliminate or lessen immediate threats either to lives, public health or safety, or significant additional damage to public or private property in a cost-effective manner.”

Its Public Assistance program provides grants to government and nonprofit organizations. The program also “encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process,” FEMA reiterated in its latest release.

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