A Year and a Half Marks Progress Made and Sets the Stage for Long-Term Recovery GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico — FEMA, local government agencies and other federal partners continue supporting the Government of Puerto Rico’s plan for recovery after Hurricane Maria. With more than $8.5 billion granted so far for Public Assistance, Individual Assistance and Mitigation grants, the island is better positioned to build back stronger.
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From day one, volunteer organizations have been key in helping survivors in Puerto Rico rebuild their lives after hurricanes Irma and María. To continue helping survivors through their journey to long-term recovery, the Government of Puerto Rico and FEMA opened community recovery centers, or CRCs across the island where nonprofits could meet face to face with survivors.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded nearly $70 million for disaster case management in Puerto Rico. This partnership provides survivors with a single point of contact to facilitate access to a broad range of resources and expedites their recovery after hurricanes Irma and María.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – National Lumber has teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes safer and stronger from earthquakes and tsunamis.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Kmart and National Lumber have teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes safer and stronger from earthquakes and tsunamis.FEMA specialists will offer home improvement tips and share proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from a disaster. Specialists will also suggest techniques to build hazard-resistant homes and answer questions. Most of the information and free publications provided are aimed at do-it-yourself work and general contractors.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Hurricane Maria survivors receiving direct leasing or rental assistance from FEMA now have until Sept. 20, 2019 to find permanent housing. FEMA’s rental assistance program distributes payment to survivors for temporary housing. With direct lease, the agency pays landlords or property managers directly.
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico— To better prepare Puerto Rico’s disaster response capabilities, FEMA has created a pilot program that has been providing trainings since last April to the Puerto Rico Emergency Management and Disaster Administration Bureau’s emergency managers and interagency coordinators across the island.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The Government of Puerto Rico and FEMA will open community recovery centers on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in San German and Toa Baja. San German: National Guard PR 360 KM 1.0 San German, PR Toa Baja: Anexo Casa Alcaldía Dr. Blas C. Herrero Calle Rafael Arrieta #6 Toa Baja, PR
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded $8.5 million in additional funds to Puerto Rico to cover costs related to Hurricane María.These awards bring the amount of funds obligated under FEMA’s Public Assistance program to $5.4 billion.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA’s Helpline will remain open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. during Presidents’ Day on Monday, Feb. 18.