Washington-based Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón announced the approval of $ 52,263,689 in federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) for child care services, programs for research and development of medical equipment.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services, through the Administration of Children and Families, assigned several funds within the category of social services for Head Start under the assistance funds for disaster.
Within this allocation, the municipality of Humacao will receive $ 337,680; the municipality of Isabela will receive $ 781,715; the municipality of Manatí will receive $ 1,126,255; the municipality of Patillas will receive $ 105,706; the municipality of Utuado will receive $ 249,799 and the Administration for the Comprehensive Care and Development of Children will receive $ 1,862,667 and the Foundation for the Development of Incorporated Own Home will receive $ 1,969,449.
Likewise, under the funds assigned for Head Start in the category of services social, the municipality of Bayamón will receive $ 2,506,843; the municipality of Caguas will receive $ 1,937,853; the municipality of Guaynabo will receive $ 1,282,556; the municipality of San Juan will receive $ 4,739,674; the municipality of San Sebastián will receive $ 1,208,694; the Administration for the Comprehensive Care and Development of Children will receive $ 5,739,576; Youth Services Center, Inc. will receive $ 6,003,613; and the Foundation for the Development of Incorporated Own Home will receive two sets of funds of $ 10,207,807 and $ 4,495,343.
These funds allocated for Head Start are final and only the date of disbursement of the same by the agency remains pending, which varies depending on the program.
The Department of Health of Puerto Rico will receive $ 3,987,818 through the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for health services to mothers and infants.
The University of Puerto Rico The Medical Sciences Campus, through the office of the director of the National Institute of Health, will receive $ 3,670,641 under the Animal (Mammalian and Nonmammalian) Model, and Animal and Biological Materials Resource Cooperative Agreements program for the Maintenance of a Closed CPRC SPF Colony project with in order to carry out research.
On the other hand, the National Science Foundation (NSF) assigned $ 50,000 to the University of Puerto Rico Rec into Mayagüez for the I-Corps: Laparoscopic Induction Heaters for Biomedical Applications program to develop miniature induction heaters to heat electrically conductive materials in hard-to-reach places within the human body. The goal is to develop smaller magnetic applicators that can be used in patients who have metal implants (for example, hip replacement implants, etc.) who would not otherwise be eligible to receive cancer therapies based on current magnetic nanoparticles. In addition, the goal is to enable the development of new medical procedures that require contactless heating of electrically conductive materials in places that are relatively inaccessible within the human body.