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FEMA and COR3 Obligate Nearly $14 Million in Additional Funds for Permanent Work in Puerto Rico

Release date: 
February 25, 2020
Release Number: 
DR-4339-PR NR 419

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, have obligated over $13.9 million in funds for 131 projects related to the recovery and reconstruction of Puerto Rico. These funds were obligated between Feb. 7 and Feb. 20.

 

The latest grants obligated for permanent work are as follows:

 

  • Over $6.6 million for repairs to roads and bridges.
  • Over $5.6 million for repairs to parks and recreational facilities.
  • Over $1.5 million for repairs to public buildings and equipment.
  • Over $72,200 for public utilities

 

“We are focused on obligating projects every day and our staff are dedicated to supporting the Government of Puerto Rico as it continues to recover from the hurricanes. I couldn’t be prouder of the work we do, in coordination with COR3, to help municipalities rebuild stronger,” said Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, Alex Amparo.

Among the obligations are over $2.2 million to replace the communal basketball court in Barrio La Plata in Aibonito, including lighting, bleachers, scoreboard, bathrooms, ventilation system and part of its fence. Another $354,000 were obligated for repairs to its renowned Mirador La Piedra, which includes work to its gazebos, lighting system, bathrooms and fence.

 

“It is great that these funds have arrived to continue promoting economic development and job creation at the Mirador de La Piedra Degetau and for recreational, sports and religious activities at the Barrio La Plata basketball court,” said the mayor of Aibonito, William Alicea Perez.

 

Corozal, also in the central mountainous region of the island, has obligations totaling nearly $5.3 million to date for repairs to its many roads and bridges that were affected by the storms. Recently, funds were approved for repairs to a road in the Moncho Santos neighborhood, which was severely damaged.

 

“I have to thank the team at FEMA and COR3 for their efforts and excellent teamwork, it means so much that we can count on these funds. There are many residents with critical health issues that we must provide assistance for and help find immediate solutions so that these roadways are safe for them,” said the mayor of Corozal, Sergio Torres.

 

FEMA and COR3 continue to work together to develop strategies that advance recovery projects. To date, $6.6 billion has been approved for Puerto Rico under FEMA's Public Assistance program.

 

"Over the past few months we have seen important and significant progress in the small projects initiative as the number of obligated projects steadily increases. Our plan of prioritizing a strategy to move small projects forward is evident when each month we achieve new obligations that will allow subrecipients to carry out work that directly impacts communities. At COR3 we will continue to assist subrecipients and maintain communication and coordination with municipal and local agency liaisons, as well as with FEMA, to remain steadfast in the recovery and reconstruction process," said COR3 Executive Director Ottmar Chávez Piñero.

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. 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 131 obligations:

DR 4339 PR:  Permanent Work Obligations Descriptions from February 7 to February 20, 2020

Applicant Name

Federal Share Obligated

Damage Category Code

Description

Aibonito (Municipio)

$2,214,769.50

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to the basketball court in Barrio La Plata.

Ponce (Municipio)

$996,528.52

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-143, km 5.6, Barrio San Patricio.

Adjuntas (Municipio)

$704,232.00

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in Res. Gelo Pachichi, Barrio Lago, km 3.7, PR-518 km 3.7.

Corozal (Municipio)

$606,710.93

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to Sector Quebrada Fría (Los Fontanez), Barrio Mana and Sector El Típico (Los Garcia), Barrio Dos Bocas in Carr. 807.

Orocovis (Municipio)

$605,755.51

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to the basketball court in Sector La Francia, Barrio Bauta Abajo.

San Lorenzo (Municipio)

$581,100.30

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to Avenue Padre Mariano Olaya.

Hormigueros (Municipio)

$576,206.11

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to the following roads: Sector Punto Cubano, road 344, Monge Rodríguez Street, Sector Hoya Grande (Tesoro Escondido) 343 km 2.1 interior, Las Plumas Street, Oscar Barbosa Street, and Los Barros Street.

Arroyo (Municipio)

$536,560.72

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to Public Library Cristobal Sanchez.

Lajas (Municipio)

$465,444.67

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to OMME Municipal Police and 911 Building located in 65 de Infantería, Road 1ro de Julio de 1883.

Utuado (Municipio)

$427,467.33

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in Camino Los Casaña, Barrio Don Alonso, Hacienda Rosy, PR-140 km 33.5 and PR-146 km 7.5 Interior.

Aibonito (Municipio)

$354,286.80

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to passive park Mirador La Piedra at Ruta Panorámica.

Corozal (Municipio)

$338,718.28

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in:
Los Lozada, Sector Manchuria, Los Febus and PR-159 interior.

Puerto Rico Ports Authority

$263,319.46

G - Recreational or Other

Architectural & engineering design cost for repairs to Pier #4 in Paseo Concepcion de Gracia, Old San Juan.

Coamo (Municipio)

$253,724.97

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to the baseball field in Road 704 in Barrio Cuyon.

Añasco (Municipio)

$220,318.49

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Francisco Pagan Stadium.

Puerto Rico Ports Authority

$201,550.72

G - Recreational or Other

Architectural & Engineering Design cost for repairs to San Juan Army Terminal in Avenida Francisco J de Goya, San Juan.

Yauco (Municipio)

$167,095.91

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering Design cost for road repairs in La Liona, Barrio La Ranchera.

Loíza (Municipio)

$123,300.00

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to City Hall building.

Aibonito (Municipio)

$110,712.41

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to the passive park, Cancha Amoldadero and Centro Multiusos in Barrio La Plata.

Utuado (Municipio)

$109,855.21

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Recreational Complex Lile Medina, in Martinez Gonzalez Street.

Utuado (Municipio)

$108,852.62

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to Sector Las Cuevas Site #2, Barrio Vivi Abajo interior, PR-111, km 69.8.

Arecibo (Municipio)

$107,757.50

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to the double basketball court Arvaja.

Corozal (Municipio)

$106,813.08

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in Sector Quebrada Fría, Los Otero, PR-802, Barrio Mana.

Orocovis (Municipio)

$99,451.76

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to PR-566 km 2.3.

Coamo (Municipio)

$98,542.51

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to the Hoya Fria Bridge.

Las Marías (Municipio)

$94,666.42

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering Design cost for road repairs in Sector Estrella Montalvo, Barrio Naranjales.

Añasco (Municipio)

$90,678.56

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & engineering design cost for road repairs and culvert replacement in Carr 108 km 17.3, Sector La Zumbadora, Rio Arriba.

Ponce (Municipio)

$87,578.38

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to Agustinillo road, Barrio Real Anon in PR-511, km 6.3.

Ponce (Municipio)

$87,377.76

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to baseball park and tennis courts in Jardines del Caribe III.                                

Lajas (Municipio)

$86,193.07

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs at the park and basketball court in Lajas Arriba.

Camuy (Municipio)

$83,610.34

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to the basketball court "Cancha Vista Verde."

Coamo (Municipio)

$82,637.06

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to the baseball field in Sector El Cerro.

Añasco (Municipio)

$79,052.99

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in Urb. Sagrado Corazón.

Utuado (Municipio)

$77,953.50

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering design cost for road repairs to Sector 315 Interior, Barrio Rio Abajo, Road 123.

Camuy (Municipio)

$76,983.75

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to the police Camera Security System.

Orocovis (Municipio)

$74,906.99

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to Municipal Road.

Quebradillas (Municipio)

$74,705.27

 C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to Puente La Bell #18 street, Barrio San Antonio (San Jose). 

Coamo (Municipio)

$74,544.08

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to Rio Chiquito Bridge.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

$70,200.00

E - Public Buildings

Architectural & Engineering Design costs for repairs to Complejo Deportivo y Cultural facility.

Patillas (Municipio)

$69,881.96

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to the Bridge at Zoila Pagan.

Maricao (Municipio)

$69,595.07

 C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering design cost for road repairs to road 425 km 1, Barrio Bucarabones.

Orocovis (Municipio)

$65,570.86

 C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to PR-157.

Aibonito (Municipio)

$60,642.33

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Town Square in Federico Degetau street.

Coamo (Municipio)

$59,080.73

C - Roads and Bridges

Road Repairs to Road 555 in the following intersections: Camino Delbi, Sector Jaguey, Sector Camino Melendez in Coamo Arriba.

Orocovis (Municipio)

$59,031.02

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to culverts in Tamarindo municipal road.

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$55,853.69

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to baseball park Little League Ricky Cruz, Barrio Jauca street 2.

Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture

$55,044.94

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to the warehouse at Las Marías.

Morovis (Municipio)

$53,265.02

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to Sector Gobeo, Barrio Cuchillas, PR-618.

Utuado (Municipio)

$53,238.06

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to Camino Wilson Viruet and Alan Gonzalez, Sector Las Cuevas, Barrio Vivi Abajo.

Aibonito (Municipio)

$52,545.92

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to cancha bajo techo in Sector El Juicio.

Orocovis (Municipio)

$49,320.32

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs and culvert replacements in PR-143 km 36.3, Sector Doel Perez, Barrio Bauta Abajo.

Colegio La Merced

$49,145.40

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to administrative offices, classrooms, conference room, and stage of Colegio La Merced.

Arroyo (Municipio)

$48,787.15

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Urbanización Arroyo del Mar.

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$46,427.94

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Buenos Aires Basketball Court.

Vieques (Municipio)

$46,291.31

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to the contents of the City Hall.

Aibonito (Municipio)

$45,761.15

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and Engineering design cost for repairs to bridge in PR 173, Sector Hoya Oscura.

Acueducto Sodoma Inc.

$43,289.47

F - Public Utilities

Repairs to the water well and two water tanks located in PR-182 km 3.7, Sodoma, Barrio Calabazas, Yabucoa.

Cabo Rojo (Municipio)

$42,460.33

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to:
Ana Maria Community Center and Gym, Conde Avila Community Center, Monte Grande Baseball Park and Los Martinez Basketball Court.

Moca (Municipio)

$40,791.66

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in Felix Hernandez Street, km 1.0.

Puerto Rico Ports Authority

$39,558.34

G - Recreational or Other

Architectural & Engineering Design cost for repairs to San Juan Pier #10 in Manuel Fernandez Juncos Avenue (PR-1), Puerta de Tierra, San Juan.

Toa Baja (Municipio)

$39,175.96

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to the Sabana Seca landfill located in José De Diego highway, Sabana Seca.

Comerío (Municipio)

$38,250.85

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to municipal bridge in Road 776, km 0.4, Río Hondo.

Ponce (Municipio)

$37,530.45

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to Fullana Municipal Police Station Building.

Ponce (Municipio)

$36,272.88

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering design cost for road repairs to El Bosque Road, PR-511 km 15.0 Interior, Sector Raíces, Barrio Anón.

Coamo (Municipio)

$36,214.61

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Sector Turquía.

Aibonito (Municipio)

$36,120.43

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and Engineering design cost for repairs to road and bridge located in Sector Los Rodríguez, road 716 km 1.3, Barrio Cuyón.

Ponce (Municipio)

$33,912.90

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to the running track and recreational area in Barrio Machuelo Arriba, Glenview.

Guayama

$33,742.49

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to the tennis court in Urb. Vista del Sol, street #4.

Ciales (Municipio)

$33,089.73

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to the following basketball courts: Santa Clara and La Cumbre on Barrio Hato Viejo, and repairs to Santa Clara community center.

Villalba (Municipio)

$31,282.85

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to Sector Cubones, PR-5553 km 1.9 Interior, Barrio Caonillas Arriba.

Ponce (Municipio)

$31,240.99

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to Community Center in Coto Laurel.

Guayama

$30,883.12

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to Jalda del Rio Bridge and Associated Road.

Aibonito (Municipio)

$30,454.72

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-716, Sector Rodríguez Final.

Orocovis (Municipio)

$29,438.66

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to municipal road and culverts in PR-566, km 2.3.

Guayama

$29,054.91

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to baseball park in Barrio Branderi.

Yauco (Municipio)

$28,562.35

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering design cost for road repairs to San Benito street in San Francisco development.

Ponce (Municipio)

$28,115.51

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball courts, communal center and recreational area in Barrio Valle Alto, Colina Street.

Isabela (Municipio)

$25,991.94

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to beach access stairs to Montones beach in Sector Bajuras, Road 466.

Cidra (Municipio)

$25,145.87

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to road Santa Clara in Sector El Retiro.

Orocovis (Municipio)

$25,108.52

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to the concrete culvert in Sector Los Alvarado.

Utuado (Municipio)

$24,308.42

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to Sector La Isolina interior, Barrio Mamayes Arriba, Road 140.

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$23,500.38

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to Juan Torres Bermudez Community Center.

Aibonito (Municipio)

$22,301.54

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and Engineering design cost for bridge repairs in Degetau Norte street.

Patillas (Municipio)

$22,287.68

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & engineering design cost for repairs in bridge located in Sector Gonzalez, Barrio Marín.

Utuado (Municipio)

$21,902.01

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to Road 140 in Barrio Paso Palma.

Corozal (Municipio)

$21,484.84

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering Design cost for road repairs in Barrio Palos Blancos, Sector Palmarejo.

Ponce (Municipio)

$20,973.44

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to: Tricentenary Park - Ponceños Ilustres and Próceres Park in Blvd. Miguel Pou, next to Los Leones Bridge and Plaza Porrata Doria in Cristina street.

Camuy (Municipio)

$20,483.74

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Membrillo.

Quebradillas (Municipio)

$20,337.86

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to Camino Los Jacas site #12, Barrio Guajataca.

Ponce (Municipio)

$20,168.05

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to activity center for senior citizens located in 976 Hostos Avenue.

Utuado (Municipio)

$19,714.97

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering design cost for road repairs in Barrio Paso Palma, Road 140.

Utuado (Municipio)

$18,830.55

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering design cost for road and culvert repairs to Sector Los Marín, km 18.7, PR-140 Int., Barrio Paso Palma.    

Ponce (Municipio)

$18,638.87

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Villas del Turey Recreational Area.

Comunidad Chorreras, Inc

$16,816.98

F - Public Utilities

Repairs to the water storage tank, The Office Center building. Intake zone & pipe and the distribution pipelines, in Carr 10 km 46.3 in Utuado.

Utuado (Municipio)

$15,878.73

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to the road Barrio Roncador.

Salinas (Municipio)

$15,564.93

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to Baldorioty Street.

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$15,272.44

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to La Gaviota Sculpture.

Aibonito (Municipio)

$14,895.77

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and Engineering design cost for repairs to PR-717 Interior, Sector Húcares, Barrio Algarrobo.

Utuado (Municipio)

$14,609.93

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to Road 140 in Barrio Paso Palma 2.

Ponce (Municipio)

$13,923.95

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Santa María basketball court and recreational area, Perpetuo Socorro Street.

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$12,615.70

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to playground at Barrio San Felipe, Pedro M Descartes Street.

Aibonito (Municipio)

$12,597.00

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to Villa Verdeto, entrance road to Complejo Las Flores, Urb. Villa Verde.

Coamo (Municipio)

$12,219.71

E - Public Buildings

Architectural & Engineering Design cost for repairs to Tallaboa Pier (Espingón) in PR-127, Peñuelas.

Comunidad Palomo y Cruceros, Inc.

$12,116.71

F - Public Utilities

Repairs to the electrical building, generator and two water tanks in PR-518 km 10.8 in Adjuntas.

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$11,961.81

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to the Municipal Gym.

Mayagüez (Municipio)

$11,603.57

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to Geriatric Day Care Center in Tamarindo street, Esquina Mercedes Suau, Barrio Salud and repairs to Hogar Albergue San Miguel in Martinez Nadal street.

Ponce (Municipio)

$11,204.19

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Campo Alegre baseball park.

Guánica (Municipio)

$10,856.34

E - Public Buildings

Repairs in the municipal cemetery in Sector Abras, Barrio Cienega.

Aibonito (Municipio)

$10,646.18

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to street #5 in Betances.

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$10,206.00

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to outdoor Biddy basketball court, Street 1, Barrio Paso Seco.

Patillas (Municipio)

$10,065.88

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in Sector Piedra.

Villalba (Municipio)

$9,786.09

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Plaza de Festivales, Sector Tierra Santa, PR-150 km 1.6, Barrio Hato Puerco Arriba.

Patillas (Municipio)

$9,612.85

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to Bridge Tres Chorros

Arroyo (Municipio)

$9,589.03

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to recreational park located in Urb. Miramar 1.

Puerto Rico Ports Authority

$9,377.78

G - Recreational or Other

Architectural & Engineering Design cost for repairs to Tallaboa Pier located in PR-127.

Villalba (Municipio)

$8,897.17

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to PR 149, k.m. 59.9 in Quintas del Alba.

Ponce (Municipio)

$8,296.16

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Tennis Court in Urbanización El Monte.

Sabana Grande (Municipio)

$8,153.90

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to childcare center Manuel Quevedo School located in Road 120, km 3.3, in the Santana neighborhood.

San Germán (Municipio)

$8,039.47

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural & Engineering Design cost for road repairs to Los Ramos municipal road.

Toa Baja (Municipio)

$7,863.03

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to Sports Hall of Fame in Sabana Seca.

Toa Alta (Municipio)

$7,529.70

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to Sector Los Hoyos site 1, Barrio Quebrada Arenas, PR-159 interior.

Patillas (Municipio)

$7,214.79

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to PR 3, km 120.9.

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$6,282.03

E - Public Buildings

Repairs of gym Juan Cintrón in Barrio Ollas.

Coamo (Municipio)

$6,171.60

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to Coamo Road Sabaneta located in road 155.

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$6,003.00

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Playita Cortada Boardwalk.

Ponce (Municipio)

$4,973.20

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Valle Altamira basketball court in Flor Street.

Aibonito (Municipio)

$4,402.54

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and Engineering design cost for repairs to bridge in PR-718 interior, Sector Noriega final.

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$4,140.00

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to boardwalk Trovador Eusebio Guzmán.

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$3,864.20

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to the outdoor basketball court in Urbanización Jardines Santa Isabel.

Corozal (Municipio)

$3,493.68

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to Los Cocos bridge in Barrio Cuchillas.

Hatillo (Municipio)

$2,858.72

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to the cemetery in Sector Santa Rosa, Barrio Pueblo.

Total

$13,909,873.00

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: 
February 25, 2020 - 11:00