Trump Administration Grants $11.6 Billion in Aid to Puerto Rico

The funds come as the island continues to recover from Hurricane Maria in 2017 and as the president’s re-election campaign courts Puerto Rican voters in Florida.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency infrastructure grants include $9.6 billion in federal funding for the Puerto Rico Electrical Power Authority, the island’s bankrupt public power monopoly known as Prepa, to repair the island’s electric grid.

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