Action Plan

The Action Plan defines how will be handled the urgent humanitarian needs of island residents while developing and implementing a transformative recovery.

The Action Plan corresponding to the first allocation of $1.5 billion was approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on July 29, 2018. It includes an analysis of the first damage calculation and reports on the preliminary design of the 19 programs that will meet the urgent needs of housing, planning, economic recovery and infrastructure.

On August 14, 2018, the Federal Notice was published for the second allocation of $8.2 billion. This Notice establishes the conditions for how these funds may be utilized. Under this premise, the draft of the Substantial Amendment to the approved Action Plan was developed and published on September 21, 2018, for public comment.

The Substantial Amendment draft to the Action Plan maintains the 19 initial programs established in the HUD approved action plan, with some changes to the programs and their budgets. Eight new programs were added for unmet needs.

On November 18, 2018, the Substantial Amendment to the Action Plan was submitted to HUD for final approval. This publication includes the answers to the comments and proposals filed in the public comment period.

On February 28, 2019, the Substantial Amendment to the Action Plan was approved by HUD.