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Resident commissioner submits 15 community projects to House Appropriations

Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón

By The Star Staff

For the upcoming fiscal year 2024, Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón has submitted 15 community projects to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for consideration for possible federal funding.

In the budget allocation for fiscal years 2022 and 2023, González Colón secured over $21.8 million for a total of 15 community projects that impacted municipalities, vulnerable communities and universities, among other local entities.

“I am very proud that we have received a record number of applications this year, with very varied projects that impact different sectors and areas in Puerto Rico,” the resident commissioner said in a written statement. “These [applications] cover issues that need to be addressed a little more urgently; we are advocating for security funding for municipalities around the island, increased affordable housing and services for our growing aging population. At the same time, we seek resources for the restoration of our coasts and greater availability of services for children with disabilities. Now we will focus on promoting these projects and obtaining the funds that, as we have seen in previous years, are of great help for economic development and the range of available services on the island.”

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