In order to continue helping the most vulnerable people and communities, the Office for Socioeconomic and Community Development of Puerto Rico (ODSEC) has created the program Pa´Lante Puerto Rico.
With the investment of over $ 37 million from the CSBG-Cares funds, “Pa’Lante PR”Will immediately provide housekeeping services, income stimulus, prepared meals, purchases of supplies, COVID-19 tests, among other services for individuals and communities that qualify.
Pa’Lante PR will benefit thousands of low and moderate income families and individuals, college students, seniors, and non-profit entities.
“With Pa´lante Puerto Rico, We want to create a movement together with non-profit organizations, professionals and municipalities to start throwing Pa ‘lante on our people. More than a program, it is a watchword for development and motivation. I am confident that together we will be able to face this emergency “, emphasized Jesús Vélez Vargas, executive director of ODSEC.
The “Housekeepers” program will promote medical or long-term care support to seniors in our communities. Non-profit institutions and Municipalities may submit proposals to receive funds for these purposes. The total amount of this award is $ 1 million.
“We have created a rental incentive program, in which up to 1,500 people can participate, and receive between $ 200 to $ 900 for a term of up to three months. This program will be aimed mainly at university students and / or heads of families who lost or saw their only livelihood severely reduced as a result of Covid 19. ” Velez Vargas indicated.
The executive director expressed his desire for all sectors to participate in this recovery, for which 3.5 million dollars have been allocated so that community organizations, non-profit organizations and municipalities can submit their proposals.
“We urge you to join this movement, we want to hear your ideas. We are a great community, if we shake hands with each other, if we work together, there is no challenge, disaster or pandemic that stops us, Pa´Lante Puerto Rico. ” Jesús Vélez Vargas concluded.
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