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FEMA Recovery Efforts Continue on the Island with Funding Obligations for 121 Projects

Release date: 
May 19, 2020
Release Number: 
DR-4339-PR NR 438

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, continue moving recovery forward with more than $37 million in additional funds for 121 projects approved between May 8 and 14.

As social distancing measures continue to safeguard residents, FEMA and COR3 remain focused on prioritizing obligations of funds to municipalities for eligible expenses to help communities recover from Hurricane María.

Among the recent grants are over $103,000 for the municipality of Trujillo Alto to pave roads, replace fences and work on the slope of the Rosa Flores Road in the Carraízo neighborhood. Over $16,000 of this allocation will be used for mitigation measures to stabilize the embankment and strengthen the road to withstand future disasters.

For Trujillo Alto’s mayor, José Luis Cruz, this is one of the projects of greatest impact for the municipality. “Of the 125 projects we are working on with FEMA, eight have already been approved and the Rosa Flores Road in the Carraízo neighborhood is one of the most pressing, due to the safety issue it represents. That is why we are very eager to begin the repaving work, the installation of fences and to quickly attend to the landslide in the area in order to ensure the well-being of the people who pass through the area,” said the mayor.

Similarly, nearly $65,000 was approved to repair the Germán Rosario Theatre in Camuy, which includes addressing mold damage, replacing the lights, the pedestrian door and the seats of this emblematic center. The project for this municipal theater named after the King of Troubadours includes nearly $47,000 to install waterproof suspended acoustic tiles on the roof and two flood barriers as mitigation measures.

During its prime, the facility served as a venue for theatrical performances and nonprofit activities. However, hurricanes Irma and Maria collapsed the roof, ruined its carpets and air conditioners. “Thanks to FEMA, we will be able to begin the work and, once the insurance claim process is completed, we are hopeful that we will be able to continue with the repairs,” said the mayor of Camuy, Gabriel Hernández Rodríguez.

Moreover, funds were approved to undertake permanent work projects that support recreational activities and sports. Cyclists and sports enthusiasts in Ceiba will benefit from nearly $412,000 earmarked for the repair of the BMX bicycle racetrack at the Félix Pedraza Sports Complex. In addition to repairs to the pavilion building and the track, about $15,000 will be used to install a drainage system under the track and a more resistant surface.

“When repairing facilities, FEMA has always emphasized the importance of code compliance to avoid future damage,” said the mayor of Ceiba, Ángel Cruz Ramos when describing how incorporating techniques to comply with current building codes. According to the mayor, roughly 1,500 residents will be able to enjoy the facilities as a result of the recent obligation. It also provides a space for the soccer team, athletic team and those who practice CrossFit.

“To date, we have not been able to repair the facility, however I understand that now we are seeing the rewards as this is the first obligation for permanent work," said the mayor.

FEMA has obligated over $6.7 billion for Puerto Rico under its Public Assistance program. The latest grants obligated are as follows:

• Over $21.5 million for repairs to roads and bridges.
• Nearly $7.4 million for repairs to parks and recreational facilities.
• Over $4 million for repairs to public buildings and equipment.
• Nearly $4 million to municipalities and government agencies for administrative costs.
• Nearly $264,000 for emergency protective measures.
• Over $74,000 for debris removal.

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

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 after Hurricane María, visit fema.gov/disaster/4339 and recovery.pr. You can also follow FEMA’s and COR3’s social networks on Facebook.com/FEMAPuertoRico, Facebook.com/COR3pr and Twitter @COR3pr.

For more details on the latest 121 obligations, se tables below:

Applicant Name

 Federal Share Obligated

Damage Category Code

Description

Salinas (Municipio)

$7,860,189.19

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to Julio Irizarry street, Hostos street, Baldorioty street and Roberto Clemente street in Barrio Lapa.

Department of Sports and Recreation

$3,220,206.48

Z - State Management

 

Coamo (Municipio)

$2,764,672.83

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-704, km 3.7, Sector Villa Norat, Barrio Cuyón.

Coamo (Municipio)

$1,861,488.09

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in multiples sites in PR-143, Barrio Hayales.

Coamo (Municipio)

$1,771,249.59

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to multiple roads in Barrio Pulguilla including PR-558, Hoya Fría Community; PR-723, Sector Bernardi; PR-723, km 9.4, Sector Guayabo; and PR-143 in Barrio Hayales.

Aibonito (Municipio)

$1,208,637.34

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-716, Sector Ratones, Barrio Cuyón

Coamo (Municipio)

$1,162,081.31

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-14, km 39.2, Camino Calabaza, Barrio Cuyón.

Hatillo (Municipio)

$1,053,499.05

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and content replacement to Public Works Building in Barrio Carrizales.

Coamo (Municipio)

$1,005,810.09

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-555 on multiple sectors of Barrio Coamo Arriba including Sector Río Arriba, Sector Villalba, Sector Aturita and Camino Coyao/Yale.

Villalba (Municipio)

$725,598.10

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to multiple facilities in Barrio Vacas including baseball park and basketball court in PR-561, km 5.1 and basketball court in Trinitaria Street, Urbanización Vista Alegre.

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$712,062.83

E - Public Buildings

Contents replacement in Santa Isabel Medical Center (CDT).

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$681,725.48

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to municipal cemetery in Barrio Pueblo and new municipal cemetery in Urbanización Villa Retiro.

Salinas (Municipio)

$645,172.93

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in Urbanización Villa Coquí.

Guánica (Municipio)

$643,431.29

E - Public Buildings

Contents replacement in the following facilities:
• Coastal Companies and Domingo Suárez Cruz Electronic Library in PR-333 km 0.2.
• Emergency Management Office, Communication System and Tsunami Ready System in Carlos del Rosario Street.
• Franklin D. Roosevelt School in 13 de Marzo Street.

Guayama

$592,955.14

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to multiple facilities in Barrio Olimpo including electronic library and community center in #1 street, and baseball parks in Cristo Rey Street and Sector Alturas de Olimpo.

Ponce (Municipio)

$507,903.47

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court, playground, and community center in Urbanización La Providencia.

Barranquitas (Municipio)

$494,544.60

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-772, km 2.0, Camino El Mexicano, Barrio Barrancas.

Aibonito (Municipio)

$490,919.76

Z - State Management

 

Ponce (Municipio)

$470,004.18

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to Hacienda San José Bridge and PR-139 road.

Ponce (Municipio)

$466,883.69

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court and recreational area in Sector Canas, Juan Morell Campos softball park and Morell Campos basketball court.

Salinas (Municipio)

$457,855.71

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Rudy Antonio Rodríguez baseball park.

Guayama

$456,140.34

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to baseball parks in Urbanización Blondet and Urbanización Vives and tennis courts in Urbanización Rexmanor and Urbanización Monte Real.

Ministerio Codech en Avance, Inc.

$434,509.16

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to roof membrane, exterior and interior paint, windows, doors, air conditioner units, acoustic ceilings, equipment, perimeter fence, entrance gate, kiosk and activity stage in three buildings of Ministerio Codech en Avance Inc. in Vega Baja.

Villalba (Municipio)

$424,854.61

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Héctor Papo Díaz recreational area.

Ceiba (Municipio)

$412,335.37

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Félix Pedraza BMX Sport Complex.

Ponce (Municipio)

$404,472.71

E - Public Buildings

Contents replacement of Full Mission Training Simulator.

Aguas Buenas (Municipio)

$334,144.77

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-792, Barrio Sonadora.

Salinas (Municipio)

$315,127.64

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs and culvert replacement in Húcar Bridge, Barrio Lapa.

Ponce (Municipio)

$313,988.37

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball courts, baseball park, recreational park in Urbanización Río Canas and community center in Barrio Canas Urbano.

Ponce (Municipio)

$301,811.87

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to multiple facilities in Urbanización Villa Grillasca including basketball court, baseball park, sidewalks, curb and gutter of road.

Ponce (Municipio)

$297,635.86

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to baseball park, basketball and tennis courts, roller blade track and playground area in Barrio Playa.

Ponce (Municipio)

$280,995.05

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to the baseball park and basketball court in Urbanización Perla del Sur.

Ponce (Municipio)

$247,506.48

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court and community center in Barrio Las Monjitas.

Ponce (Municipio)

$234,496.89

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR- 511, km 7.0, Camino Las Mesas, Barrio Anón.

Ponce (Municipio)

$228,211.34

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and content replacement in Francisco "Pancho" Coimbre Secretariat of Recreation and Sports building and passive park.

Ponce (Municipio)

$197,974.76

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to low water crossing in PR-511, km 13.0, Barrio Real Anon.

Colegio Congregación Mita, Inc.

$189,329.65

Z - State Management

 

Ponce (Municipio)

$162,048.56

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court, baseball park, recreational area and tennis court in Urbanización Santa Teresita II.

Jayuya (Municipio)

$156,672.02

G - Recreational or Other

Architectural and engineering design costs for repairs to Marcos A. Massini Stadium and track and field facilities of Filiberto García Sports Complex.

Ponce (Municipio)

$139,303.62

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball courts and playgrounds in Urbanización Punto Oro, basketball court in Punto Oro Extension and basketball court, racquetball court and playground in Urbanización La Matilde.

Arroyo (Municipio)

$113,531.20

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to baseball park in Barrio Antigua.

Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority

$112,175.00

B - Protective Measures

 

Ponce (Municipio)

$111,962.44

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Plaza Aurora Torres, Parque de la Abolición and La Concha Acústica.

Ponce (Municipio)

$104,748.27

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court, baseball park and community center in Urbanización Perla del Sur.

Trujillo Alto (Municipio)

$103,464.62

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to Camino Flora Flores, km 11.2, Barrio Carraízo.

Coamo (Municipio)

$84,100.13

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in multiple sites in PR-556, Sector San Diego, Barrio Pasto.

Peñuelas (Municipio)

$78,992.89

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to Finca Victoria low water crossing in Sector Mal Paso, Barrio Macaná.

Arroyo (Municipio)

$77,346.51

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and content replacement in Teatro Renacimiento.

Colegio San Antonio de Padua, Inc.- San Juan

$75,852.87

B - Protective Measures

 

Trujillo Alto (Municipio)

$72,020.00

A - Debris Removal

 

Yabucoa (Municipio)

$70,679.94

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-181, km 10.8, Los Sánchez Road, Sector Los Tres Puntos, Barrio Guayabotas.

Puerto Rico Medical Services Administration

$70,263.90

E - Public Buildings

Architectural and engineering design costs for repairs and contents replacement to windows, walls, ceiling, paint, anchorage of a/c units and roof of the laundry and billing building in San Juan.

Coamo (Municipio)

$69,566.39

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in multiples sites in PR-150, Barrio San Ildefonso.

Naranjito (Municipio)

$65,959.69

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for road repairs in PR-152, Camino Los López, Barrio Cedro Abajo.

Naranjito (Municipio)

$65,341.04

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-802, Camino Monte Tavor, Barrio Cedro Arriba.

Camuy (Municipio)

$64,730.83

E - Public Buildings

Contents replacement in Teatro German Rosario.

Puerto Rico Medical Services Administration

$62,356.50

E - Public Buildings

Architectural and engineering design costs for repairs and contents replacement to basement floor, exterior and interior walls and roof of the administration building in San Juan.

Camuy (Municipio)

$61,240.36

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to La Peña recreational area in Avenida Baltazar.

Naranjito (Municipio)

$58,888.64

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-811, km 0.15, Camino Eliezer López, Barrio Cedro Abajo.

Morovis (Municipio)

$57,330.25

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in Sector Wichito Negrón, Barrio Río Grande.

Guayama

$51,369.55

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to road signs in Urbanización Brisas de Costa Real, Palma del Rey and Vista del Sol, and light fixtures in Calimano Street.

Naranjito (Municipio)

$51,189.86

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-803, Camino El Pueblito, Barrio Cedro Arriba.

Vega Alta (Municipio)

$50,261.35

B - Protective Measures

 

Comerío (Municipio)

$46,958.85

E - Public Buildings

Architectural and engineering design costs for repairs and content replacement of recycle center in Barrio Vega Redonda.

Cidra (Municipio)

$46,599.17

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to Los Lirios Street and Tulipán Street in Sector Gándaras II, Barrio Bayamón, and PR-734, km 0.6, Sector Gándaras I, Barrio Arena.

Carolina (Municipio)

$42,555.23

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and contents replacement in municipal police station in Robles Street.

Cidra (Municipio)

$40,278.34

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball and volleyball courts in Barrio Ramón Rabanal.

Caguas (Municipio)

$40,139.10

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-7788, Sector Buenos Aires, Barrio Borinquen.

Coamo (Municipio)

$40,085.75

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to bridge in PR-558, Sector Pulguilla, Barrio Hoya Fría.

Yabucoa (Municipio)

$38,091.28

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-9902.

Salinas (Municipio)

$36,611.18

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Ventana al Mar Plaza Hípica.

Quebradillas (Municipio)

$36,131.52

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to 12th street in Barrio Guajataca.

Ponce (Municipio)

$34,799.73

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to gazebo, basketball courts, baseball park, playground and community center in Urbanización Santa Teresita I.

Arroyo (Municipio)

$34,635.36

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and content replacement in Jovita Manautou cybernetic center, Barrio Buena Vista.

Salinas (Municipio)

$32,763.83

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to bridge in Lirios Street, Barrio Godreau.

Camuy (Municipio)

$32,505.60

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to skate park in Urbanización Linda Vista.

Añasco (Municipio)

$29,233.93

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to track and field facility and baseball park in Sector La Choza.

Guayama

$26,213.30

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to bridge in PR-179, Barrio Carite, Sector Palma Sola.

Sociedad Pro-Hospital del Nino, Inc.

$25,992.00

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-19, km 0.6, Barrio Monacillos, Río Piedras.

Caguas (Municipio)

$25,415.42

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for road repairs in PR-172, Sector Los Pinos, Barrio Cañaboncito; PR-765, km 6.3, Sector Anón, Barrio San Salvador; Hacienda Ramonita road in Barrio Turabo; and PR-784, km 4.2, Calle Aurelia, Sector Los Velázquez.

Ponce (Municipio)

$22,765.95

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to multiple facilities in Urbanización Jardines del Caribe including baseball park, two basketball courts, recreational area and road between streets 4 and 7.

Caguas (Municipio)

$22,272.52

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for repairs to bridge and culvert outlet pipe in PR-796, Urbanización La Serranía, Barrio Río Canas.

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$21,605.42

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Sector Islote.

Carolina (Municipio)

$21,493.72

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to cemetery and storage area in Calle Ulises Ortiz.

Coamo (Municipio)

$21,336.50

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Sector Sabana Hoyos.

Co. Desarrollo Integral de la Península Cantera

$21,199.37

G - Recreational or Other

Architectural and engineering design costs for repairs to community center's boardwalk, gazebo, dock and small bridge in San Juan.

Coamo (Municipio)

$20,340.94

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and content replacement to convention center in Barrio San Idelfonso.

Guayama

$19,503.77

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in main street of Urbanización Villa Real.

Maricao (Municipio)

$17,569.90

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and content replacement in cybernetic center in Barrio Indiera Baja.

Caguas (Municipio)

$16,950.35

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for road repairs in PR-789, Sector Valle Hermoso, Barrio Tomás de Castro.

Carolina (Municipio)

$16,332.91

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to municipal warehouse in Barrio Martín González.

Ponce (Municipio)

$16,139.97

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to community center in Barrio Maragüez and basketball court in Barrio Monte Llanos.

Carolina (Municipio)

$15,966.09

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and contents replacement in municipal police station in Avenida Laguna Gardens.

San Germán (Municipio)

$15,612.36

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for repairs to road and bridge in PR-330, km 2.0, Las Bombas Road, Barrio Duey Bajo.

Maricao (Municipio)

$15,609.78

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for road repairs in multiples sites of PR-426, km 2.0, Camino Josué Feliciano, Barrio Indiera Fría.

Aguada (Municipio)

$15,297.80

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for repairs to bridge in PR-4416, km 5.2, Barrio Laguna.

Coamo (Municipio)

$14,572.56

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to Municipal Legislature building, which houses the public transportation terminal in José I. Quintón Street.

Ponce (Municipio)

$13,698.64

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and content replacement in Cruceta El Vigía and Japanese Garden.

Carolina (Municipio)

$13,551.06

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court and baseball park in Barrio Cedro.

Comunidad Los Muchos, Inc.

$13,172.00

B - Protective Measures

 

Innovation Fund for Agricultural Development

$12,463.32

B - Protective Measures

 

Peñuelas (Municipio)

$12,335.72

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to low water crossing in Sector Corozal, Barrio Quebrada Ceiba.

Caguas (Municipio)

$11,769.46

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for road repairs in Quebrada Los Muertos Avenue, Urbanización Alturas de Villas del Rey, Barrio Cañaboncito.

Barranquitas (Municipio)

$10,399.15

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for road repairs in PR-770, km 3.0, Camino Las Piñas, Barrio Cañabón.

Carolina (Municipio)

$8,607.01

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Urbanización Los Árboles M. González.

Utuado (Municipio)

$8,501.73

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for repairs to Camino Vicente Ríos Guainico.

Cidra (Municipio)

$8,331.44

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Sector Oliques, Barrio Certenejas.

San Germán (Municipio)

$8,208.99

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for road repairs in PR-119, km 75.1, Sector Chito Ayala.

Santa Isabel (Municipio)

$8,019.86

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to community center in Barrio Velázquez.

Carolina (Municipio)

$7,937.23

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to community center in Barrio Carruzos.

Jayuya (Municipio)

$7,813.92

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and contents replacement of Vigilance Center Building in Canales Street.

Carolina (Municipio)

$7,447.84

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and contents replacement in municipal police station in Barrio Carruzos.

Peñuelas (Municipio)

$6,421.05

Z - State Management

 

Utuado (Municipio)

$6,022.48

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-605, Sector Los Llanes, Barrio Viví Arriba.

Camuy (Municipio)

$5,096.35

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to boardwalk in Avenida Felipe Martínez, Barrio Pueblo.

Arroyo (Municipio)

$4,902.99

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to baseball park, community center and basketball court in Sector Sunset Park.

Carolina (Municipio)

$3,972.91

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and contents replacement in municipal police station in Barrio Barrazas.

Cidra (Municipio)

$3,924.50

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-173, km 5.9, Sector La Tosca, Barrio Salto.

Humacao Community College

$3,718.25

Z - State Management

 

Camuy (Municipio)

$3,670.03

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Arias Gilacho Cruz basketball court in Barrio Yeguada.

Puerto Rico Infrastructure Financing Authority

$2,478.13

A - Debris Removal

 

Total

$37,177,866.01

 

 

                                             

                                                                

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Last Updated: 
May 19, 2020 - 06:54