Governor Vázquez Garced and executive director of COR3 announced that FEMA approves $625,000 to start a mitigation project that impacts more than 200 communities (press release published by La Fortaleza).
(May 15, 2020 – La Fortaleza, San Juan) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and the executive director of the Central Recovery Office, Reconstruction and Resilience (COR3), Ottmar Chávez, reported that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved the allocation of $625,000 for the first phase of a project of the Risk Mitigation Grant Program that seeks to impact 242 communities in various municipalities on the island.
“This obligation for risk mitigation is the first to be carried out for a private non-profit entity. Without a doubt, it is a project ambitious, but with an extraordinary contribution to all communities that will benefit. Likewise, this promotes the generation of alternative strategies to provide basic services”, said Vázquez Garced
This mitigation project, accomplished and presented by the philanthropic institution Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico (FCPR, by its acronomy in Spanish), consists of providing a system of generation and solar energy systems to 242 nonprofit community organizations in rural areas of 44 municipalities that operate water systems alternate to those of the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority.
The rest of this press release is in Spanish. Please, click here to see it.