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The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Department of Education released a toolkit outlining federal resources available to help Puerto Rico recover and rebuild safe, healthy, and modernized school facilities.  The Departments of Energy and Labor, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, also collaborated on the toolkit.
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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that employees or self-employed individuals who live in Arecibo and became unemployed as a direct consequence of the severe floods of Sept. 13, 2020 may be eligible to receive Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).

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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that free legal services are now available for survivors of the severe floods in Arecibo who may be facing legal issues related to this disaster. This service will be available until April 5, 2021.

Residents of Arecibo who are unable to pay for a lawyer can contact one and make an appointment in the following ways: 

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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico — Survivors of the floods that occurred in Arecibo on September 13 have until March 5 to submit a late application to request assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This represents an additional 60 days after the registration period ended. FEMA will not accept any application after the grace period.

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Summary of federal assistance provided to help Puerto Rico respond to the Arecibo floods.
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Manual interinstitucional de asistencia técnica para la infraestructura de las escuelas en Puerto Rico

FEMA y el Departamento de Educación de EE. UU. han lanzado un conjunto de herramientas con recursos disponibles para ayudar a Puerto Rico a recuperar y reconstruir las instalaciones escolares. Este conjunto de herramientas se divide en secciones según las fases del trabajo de recuperación y reconstrucción de la escuela, desde la planificación y el diseño hasta la revisión del proyecto. También incluye puntos clave de contacto y oportunidades de financiación adicionales.

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Interagency Technical Assistance Toolkit for School Infrastructure in Puerto Rico

FEMA and the U.S. Department of Education have released a toolkit with resources available to hep Puerto Rico recover and rebuild school facilities. This toolkit is broken into sections based on phases of school recovery and rebuilding work, from planning and design to project review. It also includes key points of contact and additional funding opportunities.

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Puerto Rico; FEMA-4571-DR

Report on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for FEMA-4571-DR; Puerto Rico as a result of a Severe Storm and Flooding on Tropical Storm Isaias on September 13, 2020.

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Puerto Rico Referrals 11-06-2020

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National Referrals 09-16-2020

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