Use of Funds
Relief Funds will be made available to any Puerto Rican, including Residents of Vieques and Culebra in financial crisis as a result of the impact of hurricanes Irma and Maria
Financial award decisions to be made based on analysis of the individuals’ actual needs and then receiving a majority vote from the Disbursement Committee made up of: Luillo Ruiz, Walter Josten, Luis Riefkohl, Jimmy Dodson, Rene Besson, Rosie Acosta, Paul Kampf, Brandon Powers, and Monica Bellais of Cine.Org.
Disbursements will be in Three Major Categories:
- Immediate Crisis – Cash award of up to approx. $1,000 for those in immediate crisis from the effects of the hurricane (without partial or major loss)
- Partial Loss – Funds disbursed up to $5,000 for those who have partial loss to their homes or property and are in financial crisis.
- Major Loss – on a case-by case basis larger cash awards will be made available to those who have experienced a total loss of their homes or other catastrophic losses where insurance is either nonexistent or insufficient to cover their loss.
All awards will be made based on actual financial need