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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico –Puerto Rico communities recovering from the psychological effects of Hurricane Maria are benefiting from a federal grant supporting community-based mental health services.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded about $21 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 $5.7 billion.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico –Nonprofit organizations have an opportunity to attend workshops this month where they can learn about enhancing their support for communities recovering from hurricanes Irma and Maria.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico –Home Depot, Kmart, National Lumber and Sears 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.
Although FEMA cannot make you whole, it may help your recovery move forward by providing temporary housing assistance grants for basic repairs to make your home safe, clean and functional.Step 1: The Government of Puerto Rico Requests Aid from FEMABefore FEMA may provide financial help to disaster survivors, the president must first declare a disaster for individuals and households.FEMA’s aid is a supplement for the state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected.Step 2: Major Disaster is Declared
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA has awarded $10.6 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 $5.6 billion.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA’s Community Disaster Loan Program has approved nearly $300 million for 76 municipalities throughout Puerto Rico.FEMA recently approved the Municipality of Utuado for a $5 million loan.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico—Houses of worship damaged by Hurricane Maria have until Friday May 17, 2019 to apply for FEMA help and submit all required documentation. They may be eligible through FEMA’s Public Assistance grant program to repair or replace damage to their facilities. To be eligible, facilities must be owned or operated by a house of worship and open to the general public.
FEMA has a clear mission: help people before, during and after a disaster. Focused on the importance of preparedness for the whole nation, FEMA has coordinated the federal government’s role regarding all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made. The agency was designed to bring a unified structure and order to the process of federal disaster assistance and to work with state, local and tribal governments in the process. FEMA is divided into 10 regional offices that cover all 50 states, plus its territories.