Trump announces $13 billion in aid to Puerto Rico for energy and education systems
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.
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.