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COR3 Offers FEMA Funding Workshop for Eligible Personnel

By on February 17, 2021

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SAN JUAN — The executive director of the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience (COR3) of Puerto Rico, Manuel Laboy Rivera, announced a series of online workshops by the Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery Solution (PR DRS) system for officials of state agencies, municipalities and nonprofit entities eligible for the allocation of funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program.

The workshops are to train users of the PR DRS on the benefits of the features offered by the system to maximize their work and help navigate the platform, explained the former Economic Development and Commerce Department (DDEC by its Spanish initials) secretary. “For the administration of Governor Pedro R. Pierluisi, the reconstruction process is a priority, and in compliance with the public policy of the first executive, we provide the necessary tools for sub-recipients to complete the requirements for the development of their recovery projects after the impact of past natural disasters.”

The last date of the PR DRS Online General Training will be held Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. They are offered to subrecipients with requests for FEMA Public Assistance under the disaster declarations for Puerto Rico. The training covers technical topics on how to upload documents, add expenses and request a refund.

Finally, the executive director of COR3 urged subrecipients to register via email, at helpdesk@recovery.pr or over the phone, at 1-800-685-6022. After registering, applicants will be emailed a link and the steps to connect to the platform. Those interested have until the day before the event at 5 p.m. to register.