February 1, 2018

FEMA: More Than $1 Billion in Grants Awarded to Survivors in Puerto Rico

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – As Puerto Rico progresses from response to recovery, FEMA and the government of Puerto Rico continue to support the needs of survivors; so far FEMA has approved more than $1 billion in grants to Hurricanes Irma and María survivors.

More than 3,000 federal employees, including 1,500 local hires, are supporting the recovery efforts, directly assisting survivors and partnering with the government of Puerto Rico on housing solutions.

More than 1.1 million Puerto Rico residents have registered for FEMA assistance. To date, the agency has granted:

This is only the beginning of a long-term commitment to Puerto Rico’s recovery. Other assistance provided includes:

In addition, $525 million has been obligated in FEMA Public Assistance grants for emergency protective measures and debris removal operations, including:

Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $1.5 billion in Community Development Block Grants to Puerto Rico to support the long-term recovery of seriously damaged housing and local businesses.

Whether survivors are homeowners or renters, they can still apply for FEMA assistance, as the registration is extended to March 20, 2018.

For immediate assistance,

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