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FEMA Announces Recovery Workshop for Nonprofits

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May 7, 2019
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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.


Training for nonprofit organizations is a recovery priority since they play important roles before, during and after disasters. The workshops provide opportunities for nonprofit organizations to gain knowledge and learn about recovery resources.


FEMA will support Puerto Rico’s Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resiliency by holding Nonprofit Strategies for a Successful Long-Term Recovery one-day workshops.  They will be held at the following dates and locations:


  • Tuesday, May 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez, UPR Colegio de Administración de Empresas, Anfiteatro 242, 2nd floor, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • Thursday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at NOVA Southeastern University, 997 San Roberto St., San Juan, Puerto Rico

The workshops will have two tracks where nonprofit representatives can learn about topics that might help to meet their organization’s needs:

  • The basic track will focus on defining organizational operations and structure including how to apply for 501(c)(3) status and lessons on financing and budgeting.
  • The advanced track will cover techniques and best practices to improve existing functions and increase community services.

Workshops will be in English. Spanish and American Sign Language assistance will be provided as needed.


For more information about the workshop, visit or email These workshops are offered at no cost, but pre-registration is required.

Click here to register for the Mayagüez workshop:

Click here to register for the San Juan workshop:

For more on Puerto Rico’s recovery, visit




Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362) 711/VRS - Video Relay Service). Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish). TTY call 800-462-7585.


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Last Updated: 
May 7, 2019 - 10:47