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September 18, 2014
USDA Grants Funds to Puerto Rico for Renewable Energy in Agriculture

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) Director Juan E. Hernández announced today the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $163,000 to install solar system panels with the purpose of promoting energy independence through the use of solar panels as sources of renewable energy. Funds are granted under USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and will be specifically directed to five Puerto Rican companies with the intention of promoting development and job creation in the agriculture sector. (more…)

September 16, 2014
EPA Awards Funds to Identify and Reduce Air Pollution in Puerto Rico

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) Director Juan E. Hernández announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted $120,000 to “Desarrollo Integral del Sur, Inc”, a company located in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico. Funds are granted under EPA’s Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program and are directed to non-profit organizations with the purpose of developing and implementing solutions that address public health and or environmental issues in communities. (more…)

September 12, 2014
U.S. Department of Health Assigns $4.3 Million to Expand Health Center Services in Puerto Rico

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) Director Juan E. Hernández announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) granted $4,375,614 to 19 health centers in Puerto Rico with the purpose of expanding primary health care services to the around 27,529 patients they care for every year.  (more…)

September 10, 2014
Governor García Padilla Appointed to NGA’s Homeland Security Committee

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Washington, D.C. – Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) Director Juan E. Hernández announced today that the National Governors Association (NGA) has once again appointed Governor Alejandro García Padilla as a member of the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee. He was nominated by John Hickenlooper, Chair of the NGA and Governor of Colorado, and Gary Herbert, Vice Chair of the NGA and Governor of Utah. (more…)

September 10, 2014
U.S. House Appropriations Committee Introduces FY 2015 Spending Package

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Changes could benefit Puerto Rico

Washington, D.C. – Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) Director Juan E. Hernández announced today that Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), Chair of the House Committee on Appropriations, presented today a joint resolution that authorizes appropriations for Fiscal Year 2015 through December 11, 2014 and certain modifications to the Fiscal Year 2014 enacted levels of $1.012 trillion in discretionary funding. (more…)

September 3, 2014
PRFAA Participates in Training Workshops on Federal Proposals for Drug-Free Communities and Nonprofit Development

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PRFAA Director Juan E. Hernández addressing participants of the “How to Prepare Federal Proposals for Drug-Free Communities” workshop.

SAN JUAN, P.R. – Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) Director Juan E. Hernández participated today, along with Esteban Vélez, PRFAA’s Director of Federal Proposals, in two workshops focused on the elaboration of federal proposals in the municipalities of San Juan and Carolina. The first one, “How to Prepare Federal Proposals for Drug-Free Communities”, was organized by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the second one, organized by the Nonprofit Institute, focused on promoting economic development for nonprofit organizations. These workshops were held with the intention of providing assistance to design adequate federal proposals that allow nonprofit organizations, community leaders, and all those involved in community mobilization with the end purpose of preventing the use of controlled substances to effectively obtain the necessary funds. (more…)

August 27, 2014
U.S. Department of Health Grants $726,097 to Health Centers in Puerto Rico

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) Director Juan E. Hernández announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $726,097 to health centers in Puerto Rico with the purpose of constructing and renovating facilities for patient-centered medical homes. (more…)

August 26, 2014
USDA Announces Availability of $6 Million for Community Development Organizations in Rural Areas

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) Director Juan E. Hernández announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has six million dollars in discretionary funds available for qualifying small businesses, private institutions, and nonprofit organizations that apply and qualify for them. These funds are disbursed under the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) with the purpose of providing financing and technical assistance for community development and empowerment, community facilities, and economic development projects in rural areas.

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August 25, 2014
P.R. Secretary of State Appointed to NLGA’s State Strategies in International Relations Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) Director Juan E. Hernández announced today that the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) chose Puerto Rico Secretary of State David Bernier as a member of the State Strategies in International Relations Committee for a one-year term. He was nominated by Nancy Wyman, Chair of the NLGA and Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, to work in this committee along with peers from different parts of the United States. The Secretary of State of Puerto Rico is, under the Constitution, second in command in the executive branch and first in line to exercise the role of acting governor when the Governor of Puerto is temporarily unavailable, which is commonly known in the United States as Lieutenant Governor or Vice Governor. (more…)

August 21, 2014
USDA Announces Funds for Agricultural Production in Puerto Rico

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) Director Juan E. Hernández announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave $256,390 to Puerto Rico to create and expand marketing and production opportunities for locally grown and high quality agricultural products in Puerto Rico and for the development of new markets. These funds were granted under the USDA Rural Development’s Value-Added Producer Grant program with the purpose of promoting the development and growth of small businesses and will be specifically directed to two businesses in the municipalities of Aguadilla and San Sebastian that focus on plantain planting and the production of compost as a fertilizer. (more…)

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