FEMA: $210 million more in Community Disaster Loans approved for Puerto Rico towns
SAN JUAN – Nearly $210 million has now been approved in Community Disaster Loans (CDLs) for 51 Puerto Rico municipalities, the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) said Tuesday.
In June and July, 31 additional municipalities were approved for the loans, which allow communities to continue providing essential services as they recover from hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The municipalities approved for $5 million each are: Barceloneta, Cataño, Cayey, Cidra, Dorado, Fajardo, Guaynabo, Isabela, Juana Díaz, San Germán, San Juan and Toa Alta. The towns approved for more than $4 million are Coamo and Yauco.
The municipalities that were approved for various amounts, of more than $3 million are: Arroyo, Aguas Buenas, Comerío, Jayuya, Lajas, Lares, Moca, Morovis and Villalba.
Municipalities approved for less than $3 million each are Adjuntas, Culebra, Guánica, Loíza, Maricao, Maunabo, Quebradillas and Rincón.
During the spring, FEMA announced 20 other municipalities that were approved for loans.
“Loan applications are pending for additional municipalities to help with their essential functions,” FEMA said in its announcement Tuesday.
For more information on Puerto Rico’s recovery visit fema.gov/disaster/4339.