Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.


To facilitate the processing of Public Assistance funding, FEMA separates Emergency Work into two categories (A and B) and Permanent Work into five categories (C to G).(Source: COR3)


Central Office of Recovery, Reconstruction and Resiliency (COR3). Is a division within the Public-Private Partnerships created on October 23, 2017 by the Executive Order 2017-65. COR3 was created for the purpose of (a) identifying, procuring and administering all state, federal and/or private resources available to the Government of Puerto Rico or any Governmental Entity to invest in the Recovery; (b) coordinating and channelling all the efforts and activities of the Government of Puerto Rico and its Governmental Entities related to the Recovery; (c) financing, executing, or effecting works and infrastructure projects related to Recovery; and (d) advising the Governor of Puerto Rico and providing technical assistance and advice to other Governmental Entities regarding any matter to Recovery. COR3 will carry out its purposes in such a way as to ensure the most efficient and effective use of the resources available for Recovery and to minimize the duplication of recovery work between governmental entities. (Source: COR3)

Direct Administrative Costs (DAC)

Include costs the recipient or subrecipient incurs in the different stages of each project formulation and request for reimbursement.

Emergency Work (Categories A and B)

Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President.

Excess funds

Amount that exists when the final actual cost of the work under all of the recipient’s or subrecipient’s subawards is less than the cost estimates used as the basis for the fixed-cost subawards. (Source: Guide for Permanent Work in Puerto Rico Public Assistance Alternative Procedures (Section 428))

Federal Assistance

Federal assistance is a federal program, service or activity that directly helps organizations, individuals or state, local, tribal governments. The sectors include education, health, public safety and public welfare, to name a few. Financial assistance is distributed in many forms, including grants, loans, direct payments or insurance.

Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR)

The individual, designated by the Governor, who serves as the grant administrator for all funds provided; the person empowered by the Governor to execute, on behalf of the State, all necessary documents for disaster assistance. (Source: Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance)