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FEMA and COR3 Obligate an Additional $63 Million for Recovery Work in Puerto Rico

Release date: 
February 11, 2020
Release Number: 
DR-4339-PR NR 417

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, have obligated an additional $63 million in funds for 56 projects related to the recovery and reconstruction of Puerto Rico. These funds were obligated between Jan. 31 and Feb. 6.

 

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

 

The latest grants obligated are as follows:

 

  • Over $52.4 million to municipal governments for administrative costs.
  • Over $6.8 million for repairs to roads and bridges.
  • Over $2.1 million for repairs to parks and recreational facilities.
  • Nearly $874,000 for debris removal.
  • Nearly $278,000 for repairs to public utilities.
  • Over $259,000 for repairs to public buildings and equipment.
  • Over $53,500 for emergency protective measures.

 

FEMA and COR3 remain focused on prioritizing obligations of funds to municipalities for eligible expenses related to hurricanes Irma and Maria 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 56 obligations:

DR 4339 PR:  Weekly Obligations Description from January 31 to February 6, 2020

Applicant Name

 Federal Share Obligated

Damage Category Code

Description

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority

$52,465,131.49

Z - State Management

Direct administrative costs for projects worked by PREPA

Corozal (Municipio)

$1,785,084.95

C - Roads and Bridges

For repairs of multiple roads

Adjuntas (Municipio)

$1,409,478.30

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to parking lot in La Playita

Department of Sports and Recreation

$896,671.46

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to park and basketball court in Los Algarrobos in the municipality of Guayama

Adjuntas (Municipio)

$670,008.60

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering Design cost for road repairs in Tulipán Street, Colinas del Gigante

Orocovis (Municipio)

$649,894.09

A - Debris Removal

 

Utuado (Municipio)

$594,456.30

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to Parcelas Rieras in Barrio Viví Arriba

Bayamón (Municipio)

$573,936.29

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs of landslide in Irlanda Heights, Santa Juanita

Guayama

$449,879.40

G - Recreational or Other

 Repairs to basketball court in Bello Horizonte

Quebradillas (Municipio)

$447,302.70

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in Barrio Cacao

Bayamón (Municipio)

$347,044.50

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to landslide damage at Cataluña Creek

Ciales (Municipio)

$334,000.79

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to baseball park in Barrio Cialitos

Corozal (Municipio)

$223,932.28

A - Debris Removal

 

Corozal (Municipio)

$222,953.27

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs on Road 164, Sector Pancho Febus, Palmarejo

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$184,759.94

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to municipal coliseum, Road 538, km. 0.9, Barrio Playa

Canóvanas (Municipio)

$178,221.19

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to main road in La Vega

Juana Díaz (Municipio)

$143,420.34

 C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering Design cost for repairs in Road 8, Sector Bayoan

 Jayuya (Municipio)

$91,513.17

C - Roads and Bridges

Replacement of culverts in road PR-5141, Sector Guzman, Barrio Santa Bárbara

 Isabela (Municipio)

$90,102.81

F - Public Utilities

Repairs to emergency communication system buildings and antennas at the following locations: Villanueva Street, Barrio Mora and Canchas Playeras in Costa Brava.

San Lorenzo (Municipio)

$74,473.79

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Parcelas, Barrio Quemado

Toa Baja (Municipio)

$71,338.09

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to walking track located in Marquez Street, Brisas del Campanero II

Juana Díaz (Municipio)

$66,305.56

 F - Public Utilities

Repairs to the tsunami warning system

Cabo Rojo (Municipio)

$65,997.24

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to recreational Lighting in Cabo Rojo Main Square

Rincón (Municipio)

$63,560.88

C - Roads and Bridges

 Road repairs to Bastia Street and Ajaccio Street

Ciales (Municipio)

$62,575.52

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in Sector Cruces, Barrio Cialitos

Camuy (Municipio)

$57,786.65

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Puente Salsa recreational area, Camino Crespo

Jayuya (Municipio)

$54,193.82

F - Public Utilities

Replacement of outdoor light post lanterns in downtown Jayuya.

Rincón (Municipio)

$46,226.25

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering Design cost for road repairs in Pico Atalaya Sector, Barrio Atalaya

 Hatillo (Municipio)

$40,860.00

G - Recreational or Other

Architectural & Engineering Design cost for repairs to “Paseo del Carmen” boardwalk

Egida Ryder, Inc.

$39,438.00

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to residential building that provides housing to the elderly community in the municipality of Humacao

Cabo Rojo (Municipio)

$37,382.36

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering Design cost for repairs of Guaniquilla bridge

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$35,753.19

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to recreational playground Luis Muñoz Marin-Camarero in Barrio Boca Velazquez.

 Jayuya (Municipio)

$34,622.58

C - Roads and Bridges

Replacement of culverts in road PR-5141, Sector Hoyos, Barrio Santa Bárbara

Acueducto Saltos Pellejas, Inc.

$34,416.00

B - Protective Measures

 

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$32,903.57

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to indoor basketball court located in Barrio Velázquez

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$32,872.59

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Felix Torres baseball park located in Barrio Playita Cortada, Libertad Street

Utuado (Municipio)

$31,856.53

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in Sector El Nogal, Barrio Viví Abajo

Ponce (Municipio)

$29,436.62

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to baseball park in Jardines del Caribe I.

Acueducto Comunal Santa Rosa, Inc.

$27,851.53

F - Public Utilities

Repairs to the water tank and two pipe sections in Hacienda Santa Rosa located in Sector Santa Rosa, Barrio Collores

Las Marías (Municipio)

$26,548.65

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to building and contents of the municipal Emergency Management Center “Ramón Valentín Cruz”

Yauco (Municipio)

$26,344.04

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering Design cost for road repairs and replacement of culverts of Santa Cruz Road, located in PR-3365, km 2.7

Comunidad Garzas Centro-Aeropuerto, Inc.

$24,928.88

F - Public Utilities

Repairs to the water well and the water tank site located in Aeropuerto Rullán Final, located in State Road PR-135, Adjuntas

Orocovis (Municipio)

$24,645.06

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to municipal bridge

Ponce (Municipio)

$23,108.39

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to baseball park in Urb. Starlight

Universidad Central del Caribe, Inc.

$21,840.03

Z - State Management

Direct administrative costs (DAC) for debris removal and emergency protective measures projects in Universidad del Caribe.

Adjuntas (Municipio)

$19,876.27

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in State Road PR-518, km 5.5, Barrio Vaca Saltillo

Morovis (Municipio)

$16,429.46

 C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering Design cost for road repairs in PR-6617 Int. Fela, Sector Los Mercados, Barrio Patrón

Cabo Rojo (Municipio)

$15,216.35

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to the following recreational facilities: basketball court in Conde Avila Community, baseball park in municipal road Los Vargas in Llanos Tuna, basketball court in Sierra Linda and Miradero community center “Don Pedro Franqui Acosta” in Barrio Puerto Real

Aguada (Municipio)

$14,211.28

C - Roads and Bridges

Rod repairs to km 139.5 in Barrio Cerro Gordo

Acueducto Rural Comunidades Especiales Bayamoncito Inc

$13,468.00

B - Protective Measures

Repairs to the water well, two water tanks and the intake dam located at km 40.5, Barrio Bayamoncito, Aguas Buenas

Aibonito (Municipio)

$9,570.24

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering Design cost for road repairs to PR-162, Sector Bauzá.

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$9,412.84

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to outdoor basketball court in Villa Retiro Sur

Ponce (Municipio)

$8,536.90

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to Casa Mameyes museum located in Salud Street, Barrio Mameyes

Cabo Rojo (Municipio)

$8,466.81

F - Public Utilities

Replacement of network tower of communications antenna

Acueducto Garzas Juncos, Inc

$6,010.16

F - Public Utilities

Repairs to the water well and the water tanks #1 and #2 in State Road PR-518, km 9.4, Adjuntas

Acueducto Rural Guacio, Inc

$5,632.20

B - Protective Measures

 

Total

$62,971,888.20

 

 

 

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Last Updated: 
February 11, 2020 - 07:32