July 26, 2021

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Resident Commissioner Announces Million Dollar Federal Appropriations for Municipalities


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WASHINGTON – Several municipalities will receive millions of dollars of federal funds for repairs of community aqueducts, as well as for the development of their Head Start and Early Head Start.

The resident commissioner in Washington said, in a written communication, that the Municipality of Aguas Buenas will receive $ 100,000 for the Coruja Inc. Community aqueduct and the Municipality of Humacao will receive $ 203,000 for Madriguera Inc. Aqueduct, through financial assistance from USDA. Rural Development.

On the other hand, he announced that the Administration for Children and Families allocated various funds within the category of social services for Head Start and Early Head Start.

As part of this allocation, the Municipality of Barceloneta will receive $ 2,078,476 and the Municipality of San Sebastián will receive $ 817,605.

In addition, the Boys & Girls Club will receive $ 3,033,127 and the Foundation for the Development of the Own Home, Inc. will receive about $ 15,376,141.

Similarly, the Administration for Children and Families allocated disaster assistance funds for Head Start centers where the Municipality of Dorado will receive $ 4,225,291 and $ 1,100,000; the Municipality of Guaynabo will receive $ 1,916,561 and the Municipality of San Sebastián will receive $ 177,370.

“These funds allocated for Head Start are final and only the date of disbursement of these by the agency is pending, which varies depending on the program,” he said in a press release.

Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón indicated that the approval of $ 46,964,178 for these purposes comes from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Resource Administration and Health Services (HRSA), USDA Rural Development and the Social Security Administration.

Department of Health will also receive millions

Meanwhile, the Puerto Rico Department of Health will receive $ 3,996,478 for health services to mothers and infants, through the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

As part of the funds allocated by HHS by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / CDC-NCIRD National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (IP), the Department of Health will also receive $ 3,864,962 under the immunization program and immunization for children in the category of social services.

Another $ 1,917,681 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / CDC-NCHHSTP National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDS & TB Prevention (PS) will go to the “Strengthening STD Prevention and Control for Health Departments” program.

Similarly, the Puerto Rico Department of Health will receive $ 2,590,019 from the office of the “Assistant Secretary for Public Response / Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response” for the hospital preparation program in the health category.

Universities benefit

Meanwhile, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences allocated $ 3,972,220 to the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico for research in pharmacology, physiology, and biological chemistry.

Meanwhile, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke allocated $ 118,329 to the University of Puerto Rico Aguadilla campus for research on neurological disorders.

The Social Security Administration under the “Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA)” program allocated another $ 209,600 to the Movement for Independent Living Program Inc. to assist beneficiaries with disabilities toward a successful transition to work with assumption of health programs. Supplemental Social Security (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) as well as work incentive programs.



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