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FEMA Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico Continue with Obligations for 124 Projects

Release date: 
June 2, 2020
Release Number: 
DR-4339-PR NR 442

During May, 501 projects were approved, 426 of which were for municipalities

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, have obligated nearly $19 million in funds for 124 projects related to the recovery and reconstruction of Puerto Rico due to Hurricane María.

Among the funding obligations that took place between May 22 and 28, includes nearly $519,000 for repairs to Peñuelas’ Convention Center. The center served as a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center during the Hurricane María response and as a commodities distribution site in emergencies. The repairs will include the striping and repainting of the exterior of the building and replacing interior doors, among other repairs, that support economic local activity given the center accounts for over 300 indirect jobs for the south region and for the municipality.

Similarly, more than $423,000 were approved for the municipality of Comerío. These funds will be used to repair the Manuel Espina basketball court located in Barrio Palomas. This court also serves as a community center for the 5,000 residents of Comerío that live in this community and that will benefit from the preparedness activities that will take place here, amid the beginning of the hurricane season.

“This basketball court will serve as a food and commodities distribution center. For us, it is of unmeasurable value to be able to have access to the resources needed to build-up the court to optimal conditions, allowing us to appropriately meet the needs of the community,” said José A “Josian” Santiago, the mayor of Comerío.

Meanwhile, the agency approved over $14,000 for repairs to the Judith Seda Matos municipal electronic library located in Maricao. The projects for repairs and content replacement in this library, built to provide high-speed internet access to both students and parents, include the replacement of an IBM server.

The Mayor of Maricao, Gilberto Perez Valentín, expressed that this project is of the utmost importance to the municipality. “This project holds a very positive impact because many students will have access to not only do their homework, but to also get to know about our history, the history on when, how, and who founded Maricao. All Maricao residents benefit from the library,” he added.

In order to lessen the effects of future disasters, part of the funds will be used for mitigation. This is achieved by implementing building codes as well as by reinforcing roofs, doors and windows to prevent water filtration. Waterproofing systems, soil stabilization and the installation of anchors for air conditioning systems and compressors are some examples of how the municipalities of Peñuelas, Comerío and Maricao will include mitigation with their projects. 

The latest grants obligated are as follows:

• Over $6.4 million for repairs to parks and recreational facilities.
• Over $4.3 million for repairs to roads and bridges.
• Over $4.1 million for repairs to public buildings and equipment.
• Over $2.6 million for emergency protective measures.
• Nearly $484,000 for debris removal.
• Nearly $435,000 to municipalities and government agencies for administrative costs.
• Nearly $92,000 for water control facilities.
• Over $84,000 for public utilities.

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. To date, nearly $6.8 billion has been approved for Puerto Rico under FEMA's Public Assistance program.

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 124 obligations, see table below:

   

Applicant Name

 Federal Share Obligated

Damage Category Code

Description

Municipality of Cidra  

$941,701.10

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to culvert in PR-782, km 6.0, Sector Tomás González.

Municipality of Arroyo  

$921,078.86

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and content replacement in Max Sánchez Coliseum.

Municipality of Coamo  

$902,974.64

C - Roads and Bridges

Roads repairs in multiple locations including: Bella Vista Estates; Urbanización Vista Mar; Urbanización Villa Tropical; PR-14, Sector Toro, Barrio Los Llanos; Street #3 in Parcelas Los Llanos and Urbanización Villas de Las Brisas.

Municipality of Caguas  

$689,584.37

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and content replacement to dormitories in Ángel O. Berríos Sport Complex.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

$654,956.05

B - Protective Measures

 

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

$639,430.94

B - Protective Measures

 

Municipality of Vega Baja  

$613,064.81

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to Escuela Maternal Ángeles Pastor Pérez.

Municipality of Coamo  

$586,212.73

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in multiple sites of PR-153, Sector Las Flores.

Municipality of Cidra  

$530,533.43

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to low water crossing in PR-734, km 2.8, Sector Marcelo, Barrio Arenas.

Municipality of Comerío  

$521,749.33

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to parking lot of Manuel Reyes basketball court.

Municipality of Peñuelas  

$519,335.31

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and content replacement to Convention Center in Barrio Pueblo.

Municipality of Adjuntas  

$506,437.56

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to community center, parking road and basketball court in Sector Maracas.

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority

$498,747.05

B - Protective Measures

 

Municipality of Patillas  

$488,012.56

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court and baseball park in Barrio Cacao Bajo.

Municipality of Coamo  

$468,702.19

A - Debris Removal

 

Municipality of Patillas  

$451,477.36

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-3, km 3, Sector Los Corinos, Barrio Marín.

Municipality of Adjuntas  

$434,617.43

Z - State Management

 

Municipality of Comerío  

$423,480.72

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Manuel Espina basketball court.

Municipality of Guayama

$416,240.19

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Urbanización Algarrobo.

Municipality of Toa Baja  

$400,292.07

E - Public Buildings

Architectural and engineering design costs for repairs to City Hall.

Municipality of Loíza  

$383,051.53

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Piñones baseball park in Barrio Medianía Alta.

Municipality of Patillas  

$376,359.03

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Barrio Cacao Alto.

Municipality of Adjuntas  

$357,336.68

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Head Start building and classrooms and basketball court in Washington Irving School

Municipality of Adjuntas  

$347,611.59

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to community center, baseball park and basketball court in Barrio Guayo.

Municipality of Santa Isabel  

$323,966.39

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Basilio Reyes baseball park.

Municipality of Caguas  

$311,260.79

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to solid waste transfer station.

Municipality of Arroyo  

$283,087.85

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to baseball park in Urbanización Belinda.

Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority

$265,173.04

B - Protective Measures

 

Municipality of Cidra  

$226,855.78

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to baseball park and basketball court in Sector La Milagrosa.

Municipality of Ponce  

$220,773.72

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in Barrio Punta Diamante and Carbono Street, Barrio Punto Oro.

Municipality of Sabana Grande  

$220,667.78

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Quintín Hernández baseball park, Amilcar "Freddy" Vélez basketball court and Víctor Milán municipal gym.

Municipality of Arroyo  

$217,805.16

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Paseo Artesanal park.

Iglesia de Jesucristo el Caballero de la Cruz

$172,050.00

B - Protective Measures

 

Municipality of Hatillo  

$166,814.40

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to José A. Cordero Alfonso basketball court, Primitivo Delgado baseball park and Epifania Belpré Herrera community center.

Municipality of San Lorenzo  

$136,588.76

G - Recreational or Other

Architectural and engineering design costs for repairs to Cristobal "Cagüitas" Colón baseball park.

Hogar Crea, Inc.

$114,143.38

B - Protective Measures

 

Municipality of Añasco  

$106,259.54

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Barrio Playa.

Municipality of Guayama

$91,591.60

D - Water Control Facilities

Architectural and engineering services for repairs to gabion wall in Quebrada Green Hill, Urbanización El Dorado.

Hogar Crea, Inc.

$90,473.50

B - Protective Measures

 

Municipality of Carolina  

$86,790.29

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to baseball park in Urbanización Villa Fontana IV.

Municipality of Las Marías  

$86,141.71

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for road repairs in PR-119, km 57.8, Sector Chino Malavé, Barrio Naranjales.

Municipality of Maunabo  

$84,136.61

F - Public Utilities

Content replacement for the Tsunami Alert System in multiple locations including Barrio Emajagua, Barrio California and Sector Pandura, Barrio La Pico.

Municipality of Orocovis  

$83,997.14

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-155, km 22.0, Barrio Bauta Arriba.

Municipality of Hatillo  

$83,925.43

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court and gym in Parcelas Manuel Candelaria.

Puerto Rico Medical Services Administration

$72,923.83

E - Public Buildings

Architectural and engineering design costs for repairs to external clinics of Hospital Centro Médico in Río Piedras.

Municipality of Cidra  

$71,941.46

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-171, Sector El Chichón.

Municipality of Hatillo  

$69,789.38

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to baseball park in Sector Cardec and walking track in Barrio Aibonito.

Municipality of Carolina  

$69,341.52

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to baseball park, basketball court, playground, canteen and community center in Barrio Buenaventura.

Municipality of Maricao  

$68,116.10

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs to Camino Bauzá in Barrio Maricao Afuera.

Municipality of Barranquitas  

$63,682.76

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to La Torre basketball court.

Universidad Adventista de las Antillas

$59,672.63

E - Public Buildings

Architectural and engineering design costs for repairs to dormitories building, fences, steel gates, lights and parking lots.

Municipality of Naranjito  

$57,362.40

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-814, km 3.9, Camino El Palmar, Barrio Anones.

Municipality of Guayama

$57,004.77

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to municipal police building in Enrique González Street and community centers in Barrio Mosquito and Urbanización Blondet.

Municipality of Orocovis  

$56,578.19

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court, playground and baseball park of sport complex in PR-157, km 22.5.

Municipality of Moca  

$56,325.12

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to community center and basketball court in Barrio La Monserrate.

Municipality of Añasco  

$54,000.00

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for road repairs in PR-4430, Sector Ajíes, Barrio Humatas.

Hospital Comunitario Buen Samaritano

$53,100.34

B - Protective Measures

 

Municipality of Orocovis  

$52,343.93

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to community center in PR-155, km 26.8.

Municipality of Orocovis  

$47,288.98

C - Roads and Bridges

Repairs to bridge in PR-157, km 17.0, Barrio Damián Arriba.

Municipality of Lares  

$45,680.93

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in Camino Los Quemaos and Camino Los González.

Municipality of Vega Baja  

$45,264.21

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to Head Start warehouse in José Julián Acosta Street and municipal warehouse in Padilla Dávila Street.

Municipality of Corozal  

$45,095.42

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to Casa Loydi museum in San Manuel Street.

Municipality of Toa Baja  

$44,445.62

E - Public Buildings

Architectural and engineering design costs for repairs to Town Hall and City Hall Annex.

Municipality of Moca  

$42,735.11

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to José Tato Méndez Eurite community center.

Municipality of Sabana Grande  

$42,456.11

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Paseo La Paz cemetery and municipal cemeteries in PR-102, km 40.8.

Municipality of Adjuntas  

$38,965.91

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court and cemetery in Barrio Yahuecas.

Municipality of Corozal  

$38,593.28

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Parcelas Julián Marrero.

Municipality of Vega Baja  

$38,135.42

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and content replacement in Casa Portela Museum.

Municipality of Barranquitas  

$35,938.14

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to municipal public works building in Barrio Barrancas.

Department of Treasury of Puerto Rico

$34,172.59

B - Protective Measures

 

Municipality of Orocovis  

$34,157.48

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-157, km 12.6, Barrio Damián Abajo.

Municipality of Arecibo  

$33,744.16

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Villas de la Central in Sector Los Caños.

Municipality of Barranquitas  

$33,257.85

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and content replacement in La Torre community center.

Municipality of Patillas  

$32,425.74

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Sector Oben.

Bella Vista Hospital, Inc.

$32,231.54

B - Protective Measures

 

Municipality of Cidra  

$26,819.91

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to Plaza Pública Francisco M. Zeno.

Municipality of Maunabo  

$25,993.06

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to sports and recreational park and community center in Barrio Matuyas.

Municipality of Moca  

$25,915.64

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Pedro Hernández sports park.

Municipality of Barranquitas  

$25,354.50

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for repairs in multiple roads including Camino Nelson Mercado, Camino La Ceiba, Camino La Tosca and Camino Pepin Zayas in Barrio Quebradillas.

Municipality of Moca  

$25,231.03

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-444, km.3.3, Toribio Méndez Street, Sector Nito Méndez, Barrio Cuchillas.

Municipality of Maunabo  

$24,076.80

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to municipal cemetery.

Municipality of Guayama

$23,636.06

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Sector Branderi.

Municipality of Sabana Grande  

$22,928.63

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-364, Camino Geño Pagán.

Institute of Puerto Rican Culture

$22,564.38

E - Public Buildings

Content repairs in Conde de Mirasol Museum in Magnolia Street, Vieques.

Hogar Crea, Inc.

$21,295.95

B - Protective Measures

 

Municipality of Santa Isabel  

$20,952.70

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Rubén Cruz Cedeño baseball park.

Municipality of Patillas  

$19,369.49

E - Public Buildings

Architectural and engineering design costs for repairs to elderly center in Sector Oben.

Municipality of Aguas Buenas  

$18,851.02

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and content replacement in municipal police station in Barrio Pueblo.

Iglesia Pentecostal Alpha Iota Omega

$18,152.78

B - Protective Measures

 

Municipality of Sabana Grande  

$17,379.42

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-120, km 6.2, Los Rivera Road.

Iglesia Cristo Reina, Inc.

$17,350.00

B - Protective Measures

 

Municipality of Sabana Grande  

$16,590.87

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to Public Works building in PR-102, km 40.4.

Municipality of Orocovis  

$16,308.68

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for road repairs in PR-157, km 5.7, Sector Efraín Burgos, Barrio Cacao.

Municipality of Santa Isabel  

$15,554.30

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and content replacement in Jardines de Santa Isabel community center.

Primera Iglesia Bautista de Canóvanas

$14,313.88

B - Protective Measures

 

Municipality of Maricao  

$14,054.56

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to Judith Seda municipal library.

Municipality of Corozal  

$13,624.37

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court and Head Start building in Urbanización Sylvia.

Municipality of Orocovis  

$13,135.74

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-157, km 24.2, Barrio Barros.

Municipality of Orocovis  

$12,262.26

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for road repairs in PR-156, km 6.0, Sector Las Parcelas, Barrio Botijas 2.

Municipality of Hatillo  

$11,833.65

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to Damaso Pacholo Talavera baseball park.

Hospital General Castañer, Inc.

$11,814.51

A - Debris Removal

 

Municipality of Barranquitas  

$11,462.27

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Barrio Barrancas.

Municipality of Corozal  

$11,389.13

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and content replacement in the Barber Museum.

Municipality of Orocovis  

$11,208.56

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for road and bridge repairs in PR-569, km 6.0, Barrio Sabana.

Municipality of Yabucoa  

$9,969.18

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for repairs to low water crossing in PR-182, km 15.5, Sector Sixto Navarro, Barrio Guayabota.

Pozos Santo Tomas de Aquino

$9,059.20

B - Protective Measures

 

Municipality of Patillas  

$8,628.54

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to Plaza de Mercado in Barrio Pueblo.

Municipality of Cidra  

$8,058.59

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Sector Carruso.

Municipality of Corozal  

$7,654.04

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to Municipal Legislature building in Marina Street.

Municipality of Orocovis  

$7,596.18

C - Roads and Bridges

Road repairs in PR-156, km 5.3, Sector Bairoa, Barrio Botijas.

Municipality of Barranquitas  

$7,165.82

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Barriada La Vega.

Municipality of Moca  

$6,723.90

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Moca Gardens.

Iglesia Vida San Juan

$6,169.56

B - Protective Measures

 

Municipality of Adjuntas  

$6,032.98

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Sector Portillo Abajo.

Municipality of Cidra  

$5,617.69

E - Public Buildings

Repairs to boxing gym in PR-173, km 13.3.

Municipality of Peñuelas  

$5,511.84

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for culvert repairs in PR-386, km 6.5, Sector El Barros, Barrio Barreal.

Municipality of Sabana Grande  

$4,536.42

C - Roads and Bridges

Architectural and engineering design costs for road repairs in PR-364, Camino Geño Pagán.

Iglesia Restauración en Cristo

$3,711.69

B - Protective Measures

 

Municipality of Arecibo  

$3,663.98

E - Public Buildings

Repairs and content replacement in municipal workshop and equipment warehouse in Barrio Santana.

Municipality of Arroyo  

$3,647.19

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to baseball park in Barrio Las Quinientas.

Vacas III, Inc.

$3,620.70

B - Protective Measures

 

Iglesia Restauración en Cristo

$3,241.47

A - Debris Removal

 

Municipality of Cidra  

$3,137.22

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Urbanización Fernández.

Municipality of Adjuntas  

$2,830.07

G - Recreational or Other

Repairs to basketball court in Barrio Vegas Arriba.

Total

$18,618,261.73

 

 

                                           

                                 

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Last Updated: 
June 2, 2020 - 09:23