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The Trump administration on Friday announced an additional $13 billion in assistance to help Puerto Rico rebuild its infrastructure in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island in 2017.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will award grants designed to bolster Puerto Rico’s electrical grid and spur recovery of its education system.
The article goes on to state the following:
Roughly $9.6 billion in funding will be directed toward the Puerto Rico Electrical Power Authority to repair electrical substations, power generation systems and transmission lines. Another $2 billion will be used to restore school buildings and educational facilities.
President @realDonaldTrump on @FEMA awarding $13 billion to help rebuild Puerto Rico’s electrical grid system and spur recovery of the territory’s education system, the largest obligations of funding ever awarded pic.twitter.com/56DVL8eed2
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) September 18, 2020
A Twitter post from Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced reads: “Congratulations! I just talked with @FEMA_Pete notified me that we achieved the largest approval in FEMA history of $ 13 billion to rebuild our electrical and educational system. Thanks to the work and good relations with @WhiteHouse, @Cor3pr and @realDonaldTrump.”
¡Felicidades 🇵🇷! Acabo de hablar con @FEMA_Pete me notificó que logramos la aprobación más grande en la historia de FEMA de $13 billones para reconstruir nuestro sistema eléctrico y educativo. Gracias al trabajo y las buenas relaciones con @WhiteHouse, @Cor3pr y @realDonaldTrump. pic.twitter.com/Qz39vwAhrD
— Wanda Vázquez Garced (@wandavazquezg) September 18, 2020
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