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FEMA and COR3 Obligate an Additional $22.1 Million for Recovery Work in Puerto Rico

Release date: 
February 4, 2020
Release Number: 
DR-4339-PR NR 415

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, have obligated over $22.1 million in additional funds for 33 projects related to the recovery and reconstruction of Puerto Rico. These funds were obligated between January 24 and January 30.

 

FEMA and COR3 continue to work together to develop strategies that advance recovery projects. To date, nearly $6.2 billion has been approved for Puerto Rico under FEMA's Public Assistance program.

 

The latest grants obligated are as follows:

 

  • Over $14.4 million for repairs to parks and recreational facilities.
  • Over $6 million for repairs to roads and bridges.
  • Over $817,000 for debris removal.
  • Nearly $403,000 for repairs to public buildings and equipment.
  • Nearly $312,000 for emergency protective measures.
  • Over $74,000 for municipal governments for administrative costs.
  • Over $62,000 for repairs to public utilities.

 

The obligation for repairs to parks and recreational facilities includes nearly $14.3 million for repair and restoration work to the historic Cuartel de Ballajá, in Old San Juan.

 

FEMA and COR3 remain focused on prioritizing obligations of funds to municipalities for eligible expenses related to hurricanes Irma and María to help communities recover.

 

Many projects during this phase of the recovery are for architectural and engineering design, which may open the door to funding opportunities for larger projects in the future. These funds help to reduce the “damage-rebuild-damage” cycle that comes with restoring structures to pre-disaster conditions. They assure quality by meticulously detailing scopes of work to ensure a repaired and rebuilt Puerto Rico is better positioned to withstand another storm.

 

Emergency protective measures are actions taken to eliminate or lessen immediate threats either to lives, public health or safety, or significant additional damage to public or private property in a cost-effective manner.

 

Funding for permanent work includes projects like roads, bridges, water control facilities, buildings and equipment, utilities and park and recreation facilities as authorized under Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.

 

FEMA works with COR3 through the agency’s Public Assistance program to obligate recovery funds to private nonprofit organizations, municipalities and agencies of the Government of Puerto Rico for expenses related to hurricanes Irma and María.

 

For more information on Puerto Rico’s recovery visit fema.gov/disaster/4339 and www.recovery.pr. You can also follow FEMA’s and COR3’s social networks on Facebook.com/FEMAPuertoRico, Facebook.com/COR3pr and Twitter @COR3pr.

 

Please see below for more details on the latest 33 obligations:

 

DR 4339 PR:  Weekly Obligations Description from January 24 to 30, 2020

Applicant Name

 Federal Share Obligated

Damage Category Code

Description

State Historic Preservation Office

$14,292,502.72

G-Recreational or Other

Repairs to National Historic Landmark.

 Villalba (Municipio)

$2,111,347.50

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering design cost and repairs of Culvert Cerro Gordo in PR-150, Interior

Lares (Municipio)

$1,390,373.10

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to Camino Magueyes.

Corozal (Municipio)

$1,140,585.64

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to the following roads: two roads in sector Quebrada Fría also known as Los Oteros, Barrio Maná;  Road PR-159, Barrio Dos Bocas; Road PR-808, Sector Mancho Santos, Barrio Dos Bocas; Road PR-159, Barrio Cibuco, Sector Los Navarros; Road PR-807, barrio Palos Blancos, Sector El Quinto; road in Barrio Magueyes, Sector La Granja; and Road PR-803, Sector Goveo, Barrio Palos Blancos.

Morovis (Municipio)

$622,719.90

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to multiple roads in Parcelas Juan Otero Claverol, located in barrio Unibón.

 Morovis (Municipio)

$530,153.10

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to PR 619 Int., Sector Sandoval, Barrio Cuchillas.

Ponce (Municipio)

$503,393.84

A - Debris Removal

 

Maunabo (Municipio)

$278,253.52

B - Protective Measures

 

Canóvanas (Municipio)

$241,440.29

A - Debris Removal

 

Bayamón (Municipio)

$140,080.11

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to Francisco Oller museum.

Cabo Rojo (Municipio)

$112,669.27

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to the city hall of the municipality of Cabo Rojo.

Rincón (Municipio)

$75,308.72

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Plaza La Amistad located in highway PR-115.

Administration of Mental Health and Anti-Addiction Services (ASSMCA)

$74,361.33

Z - State Management

Direct administrative costs for emergency protective measures, debris removal and different buildings belonging to ASSMCA

Colegio Sagrada Familia

$72,290.13

A - Debris Removal

 

Rincón (Municipio)

$62,908.78

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering design cost for repairs to the Stella Road Gazebo and Kiosks.

Arecibo (Municipio)

$57,701.57

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to the Tsunami Alarm System in Victor Rojas Ave.

Peñuelas (Municipio)

$53,753.47

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering design cost for the repair of Milagros Torres Road and Culvert, Camino Milagros Torres, Quebradilla Sector, Barrio Quebrada Ceiba.

Guayama

$44,365.82

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to Pabellón del Deporte museum.

Utuado (Municipio)

$39,611.54

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering design cost for repairs to Camino Toño Maldonado.

Moca (Municipio)

$34,412.51

E - Public Buildings

Architectural & Engineering design cost for repairs to Palacete Los Moreau, a museum and library.

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$29,186.10

F - Public Utilities

Repairs to the Tsunami Alarm System located at Barrio Playa.

San Sebastián (Municipio)

$27,290.54

F - Public Utilities

Repairs to the repeater antenna located at the San Sebastian City Hall.

Utuado (Municipio)

$26,225.25

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering design cost for repairs to road located at Sector Las Cuevas, Barrio Viví Abajo.

Ponce (Municipio)

$26,098.50

B - Protective Measures

 

Cabo Rojo (Municipio)

$25,033.63

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Los Martinez baseball park located on Barrio Combate Playa.

Luquillo (Municipio)

$21,810.34

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering design cost for repairs to retention wall in Costa Azul.

Rincón (Municipio)

$20,768.12

G - Recreational or Other

Architectural & Engineering design cost for repairs to municipal recreational facilities in Rincón Lighthouse Park.

Barranquitas

$19,074.11

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering design cost for repairs to Camino Los Zayas, Papo Zayas PR-771 km 4.0 Interior, Sector Los Zayas, Barrio Barrancas.

PR Horse Racing Sport Industry Administration

$13,523.72

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to the video surveillance equipment, 65 de Infantería Ave., Rafael Arcelay St., San Juan.

Jayuya (Municipio)

$11,223.94

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering design cost for road repairs to PR-140 km 8.1, Sector Alturas Piza, Barrio Collores.

San Lorenzo (Municipio)

$9,345.60

C - Roads and Bridges

Road and culvert repairs in Sector Juan Dulia

Children’s Zone

$7,621.35

B - Protective Measures

 

Asociación de Vecinos Comunidad Helechales De Adjuntas

$6,207.77

F - Public Utilities

Repairs to the water well and the water tank in Helechales, in the municipality of Adjuntas.

Total

$22,121,641.83

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: 
February 10, 2020 - 11:12