Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.

“On Wednesday February 5, 2020, the Government of Puerto Rico met with Admiral Peter J. Brown, who has been designated by President Donald J. Trump as the Federal Reconstruction Coordinator for Puerto Rico’s recovery. His designation will help facilitate resources for ongoing recovery after Hurricanes Irma and María affected the island in 2017. Admiral BrownContinue reading “Official Statement Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.”

The U.S. Department of Education Approves Puerto Rico’s Request to use Immediate Aid to Restart School Operation Recovery Funds

(January 24, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. Department of Education approved Puerto Rico Department of Education (PRDE)’s request for an extension to use the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operation (Restart).  After Hurricanes Irma and María devastated the island in 2017, the already-challenging educational conditions in Puerto Rico were dramatically exacerbated. The BipartisanContinue reading “The U.S. Department of Education Approves Puerto Rico’s Request to use Immediate Aid to Restart School Operation Recovery Funds”

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Approves $40 Million in Funding for Hospital Services Facilities in the island Municipality of Vieques in Puerto Rico

(January 21, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved nearly $40 million in funding to replace or restore critical hospital services facilities damaged by the 2017 Hurricanes. After Hurricanes Irma and María devastated the island in 2017, the only available hospital in the island municipality of Vieques suffered severe infrastructureContinue reading “The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Approves $40 Million in Funding for Hospital Services Facilities in the island Municipality of Vieques in Puerto Rico”

Puerto Rico to be able to Begin Process to Access Disaster Aid

(January 17, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will soon allow Puerto Rico to access disaster aid funding for mitigation efforts after the agency released a statement will language is forthcoming in the Federal Register that outlines the requirements of how the money can be used for theContinue reading “Puerto Rico to be able to Begin Process to Access Disaster Aid”