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Central gov’t to provide Puerto Rico towns with guidance on federal funds

By on February 21, 2018

SAN JUAN – A series of workshops to educate Puerto Rico mayors in the correct way to access the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as Disaster Recovery grants to rebuild after Hurricane Maria will be provided starting March 1.

Gov. Ricardo Rosselló made the decision following the congressional approval of $16 billion in aid and after meeting with both the Federation and Association of mayors, which represent the municipal heads of the New Progressive (NPP) and the Popular Democratic (PDP) parties, respectively.

The director of the Central Office of Recovery and Reconstruction, Omar Marrero; Housing Secretary Fernando Gil; and the director of the Office of Socioeconomic and Community Development (Odsec by its Spanish acronym), Jesús Vélez, will be in charge of holding the seminars. The dates will be announced by La Fortaleza.

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