The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Central Office of Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience of Puerto Rico (COR3) reported today the granting of more than 14 million dollars in additional grants for 74 projects related to the recovery and reconstruction of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Of the funds awarded between July 3 to 9, 65 allocations will go towards permanent construction projects throughout the island.
The most recent allocations They include the approval of a key project for architectural and engineering design by more than 601,000 to the Ports Authority. This technical evaluation will facilitate the initial phase of the repair of two piers where last year nearly 500 thousand passengers disembarked.
“It will be very useful for Ports, since it will help accelerate the studies and designs necessary to repair the damage caused due to Hurricane Maria at Pan American Docks 1 and 2 on Isla Grande, essential for our future cruise operations, "said the executive director of the Ports Authority, Joel Pizá Batiz.
In addition, there was little approval more than 1.9 million for the municipality of Isabela in order to repair the security cameras of the municipality and three recreational facilities. A portion of the funds is directed towards the replacement of 26 cameras of the municipality's surveillance system in order to strengthen the security of the over 45 thousand residents.
The most recent approved subsidies are broken down as follows:
- Over $ 5 million for repairs to parks and recreational facilities.
- About $ 4 million for repairs to highways and bridges.
- About $ 3 million for repairs to public buildings and equipment.
- Over $ 1 million for protective measures in emergencies.
- About $ 824,000 for administrative expenses of municipalities and government agencies.
- About $ 238,000 for debris removal.
- About $ 141,000 for public services.
- About $ 115,000 for water control facilities. .
To date, over seven billion dollars have been awarded to Puerto Rico as part of FEMA's public assistance program.