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FEMA Approves Historic Amount of 552 Project Obligations

FEMA and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, obligated roughly $95.4 million for 552 projects during April – more than the total number of projects approved between the months of January and September 2019 combined. Municipalities across the island received the bulk of these obligations for a total of 458 permanent work projects.

FEMA and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, obligated roughly $95.4 million for 552 projects during April – more than the total number of projects approved between the months of January and September 2019 combined. Municipalities across the island received the bulk of these obligations for a total of 458 permanent work projects.

About $38.4 million of these funds were obligated during the last week of the month for 155 projects related to the recovery and reconstruction of Puerto Rico due to Hurricane María. As social distancing and self-quarantine measures continue on the island; and residents in the south are faced with new challenges related to the earthquakes that occurred during the weekend, the agency’s focus remains on moving recovery forward.

“In coordination with COR3, we set some lofty project obligation goals and we are not only reaching them, we are surpassing them. The commitment of the FEMA team on the island is unwavering, even as we continue to face new challenges along the way,” said Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Alex Amparo.

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