The Central Office of Recovery, Reconstruction and Resiliency, known as COR3, unveiled its “transparency portal,” or the website created to provide information about Federal Emergency Management Agency funding to be used to rebuild Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane María.

COR3 Executive Director Omar Marrero said the website will be updated regularly, as FEMA makes disbursements for some 90,000 “sites” that have been identified for repairs.

COR3 has until Oct. 11, 2019 to agree on repair costs with FEMA, which is applying Section 428 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide the assistance to Puerto Rico. It is the first time FEMA applies Section 428 to fund the entire disaster caused by Hurricane María, Marrero said.

“Let’s say all of the costs are agreed to by Oct. 11. Then we have to
determine the priority we’ll give to the projects, with water, energy,
communications and transportation proposals coming first,” he said.

During a roundtable with members of the media — a meeting he said will
take place quarterly — Marrero said the website complies with transparency
standards required by U.S. Congress FEMA, and federal
legislation authorizing the allocation of all emergency assistance, recovery
and reconstruction approved for Puerto Rico.

“The COR3 transparency portal complies with all the federal requirements and its data is
updated weekly,” he said.

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