Leisha Martinez

  • rsvped for Webinar: Post-Disaster Recovery 2021-02-01 06:45:12 -0500

    Webinar: Post-Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico and Local Participation


    Wednesday, February 3rd at 3:00 PM EST/4:00 AST

     


    Puerto Rico has suffered the compounded effects of multiple disasters since the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. At the end of 2019, the island was impacted with recurrent seismic activity in the southwest region, including a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on January 7, 2020. In early 2020, the current COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting health crises induced yet another economic contraction. All these disasters are underscored by a crushing debt crisis and a federally mandated austerity regime since 2016. Multiple natural disasters have exacerbated vulnerability and poverty; and public energy, telecommunications, water, health, and transportation systems have deteriorated and become even more vulnerable, causing systematic failures in social safety nets.

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    Post-disaster federal funding for economic recovery offers Puerto Rico a unique window of opportunity to restore its economy and infrastructure in a more resilient fashion while strengthening the nonprofit sector capacity for community planning, housing development and neighborhood revitalization. However, such an opportunity is contingent on implementing a comprehensive strategy for reforming public policy to encourage and support nonprofit developers participation in reconstruction programs, building industry capacity by strengthening intermediaries and CDCs, encouraging intra-industry partnerships and collaborations, and providing professional development for economic recovery.

    Join us Wednesday, February 3rd at 3:00 PM EST/4:00 AST for a webinar to discuss the collection of studies included in Fall 2020 special volume of the Centro Journal showing evidence of how post disaster recovery is progressing in Puerto Rico, and the challenges and opportunities for local participation in reconstruction programs.



    Event Cosponsors:

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    This webinar is cosponsored by
    The National Puerto Rican Agenda, National Puerto Rican Student Coalition, IdeaComún,
    Puerto Rican Student Association at NYU, Despierta Boricua at Yale, and Urbana Planifica

     


    Presenters:

    Entrepreneurial Dynamics in Puerto Rico Before and After Hurricane María
    Marinés Aponte, Professor, Business Administration Department at Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras

    Centros de Apoyo Mutuo: reconfigurando la asistencia en tiempos de desastre
    Roberto Vélez-Vélez, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, SUNY at New Paltz

    Impact of Hurricane María to the Civic Sector: A Profile of Non-Profits in Puerto Rico
    Ivis García Zambrana, Assistant Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah

    Puerto Rico Community Development Industry’s Capacity for Disaster Recovery
    Edwin Meléndez, Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies and Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, Hunter College

    What is Possible? Policy Options for Long-term Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico
    Ariam L. Torres Cordero, Centro Researcher and doctoral student in Urban Planning (DSUP) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    Presenter bios can be found at this link: https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/education/instructores

     

    Tools

    Journal Abstract: CENTRO_Abstract_Fall2020.pdf
    Journal Intro: CENTRO_Intro_Fall2020.pdf

    A Profile of Non-Profits and Recovery PPP (PDF) by Ivis Garcia Zambrana


     

    CENTRO: Journal Special Issue: Post-Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico and Local Participation is available here http://www.centropr-store.com/centro-journal-vol-xxxii-no-3-fall-2020/

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  • rsvped for Centro Webinar Disasters in PR 2020-09-21 08:19:13 -0400

    Disasters in Puerto Rico and the impact on the diaspora

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    SEGMENTS
    Dr. Edwin Melendez


    Jennifer Hinojosa


    Dr. Carlos Vargas Ramos

    Dr. Fernando I. Rivera


    Sandra D. Rodriguez Cotto

    Webinar to assess the impact of disasters in Puerto Rico and stateside Puerto Rican communities three years after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the island. The forthcoming publication "Enduring Disasters: Puerto Rico, Three Years After Hurricane María" will be discussed.

    Presenters

    Carlos Vargas Ramos, Ph.D. Click here for bio
    Director of Public Policy, Centro

    Presenting: Anticipated Vulnerabilities: Displacement and Migration in the Age of Climate Change
    In 2017, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs unveiled the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program, in an effort to move forward the Commonwealth’s initiative to assist its municipalities

    Jennifer Hinojosa Click here for bio
    Research Associate, Centro

    Presenting: Enduring Disasters: Puerto Rico, Three Years After Hurricane María
    The post Hurricane Maria exodus represents one of the most significant movements of Puerto Ricans to the U.S. mainland in the island’s history in terms of both volume and duration. This policy brief examines recent from the 2019 American Community Survey (1-year estimates) that indicates that migration last year was lower than prior to Hurricane Maria levels.

    Commentators

    Sandra D. Rodríguez Cotto Click here for bio
    Journalist, Radio Show Host,
    Puerto Rico Information Network
    Analyst, WPAB Ponce

    Fernando I. Rivera, Ph.D. Click here for bio
    Founding Director of the Puerto Rico Research Hub
    University of Central Florida

     


    Moderator

    Dr. Edwin Melendez Click here for bio
    Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies

     

     


    Enduring Disasters: Puerto Rico, Three Years After Hurricane María

    The post Hurricane Maria exodus represents one of the most significant movements of Puerto Ricans to the U.S. mainland in the island’s history in terms of both volume and duration. This policy brief examines recent from the 2019 American Community Survey (1-year estimates) that indicates that migration last year was lower than prior to Hurricane Maria levels.

     

    Anticipated Vulnerabilities: Displacement and Migration in the Age of Climate Change

    In 2017, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs unveiled the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program, in an effort to move forward the Commonwealth’s initiative to assist its municipalities...

    Thursday September 24, 2020 Time: 3 PM


    Tools:

    Anticipated Vulnerabilities PPP by Carlos Vargas-Ramos

    Post Hurricane Maria Exodus PPP by Jennifer Hinojosa

     

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  • rsvped for COVID-19 webinar 3 via 2020-04-22 13:56:47 -0400

    Oportunidades de financiamiento disponibles para organizaciones sin fines de lucro (OSFLs) programas CDBG-DR y PPP

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    Acompáñenos a un webinar que aborda las oportunidades de apoyo disponibles actualmente para organizaciones sin fines de lucro, derivadas tanto de la Pandemia del COVID (PPP) como de los fondos de recuperación del Huracán María (CDBG-DR).  

    Contaremos con el Subsecretario de Vivienda de Puerto Rico a cargo de los fondos de CDBG-DR y con la Directora Ejecutiva de COFECC, una eminente corporación comunitaria de desarrollo y financiamiento (CDFI) certificada por el SBA y otras agencias federales.

    Ing. Dennis González, Subsecretario de Vivienda de Puerto Rico a cargo del Programa CDBG-DR (Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery) de HUD

    Oportunidades de financiamiento disponibles con fondos CDBG-DR para organizaciones sin fines de lucro (OSFLs) para iniciativas de incubadoras/aceleradoras (SBIA), capacitación laboral (WT) y financiamiento de pequeñas empresas y OSFLs (SBF).  Además, un anticipo de la convocatoria futura para vivienda de interés social para poblaciones vulnerables.

    Lcda. Giovanna Piovanetti, Presidenta Ejecutiva de la Corporación para el Financiamiento Empresarial del Comercio y de las Comunidades (COFECC)

    Nuevas oportunidades de apoyo para organizaciones sin fines de lucro y pequeñas empresas bajo el programa Payment Protection Program (PPP) del Small Business Administration (SBA) y otros nuevos programas del CARES Act

    Moderadores: Dr. Rafael A. Torrech San Inocencio y Dr. Carlos Vargas-Ramos


    Caja de herramientas (documentos):

     

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  • rsvped for COVID-19 webinar 2 2020-04-01 14:23:53 -0400

    COVID-19 respuestas e intervenciones de salubridad y rembolsos federales disponibles

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    Descripción: Presentación y discusión de las respuestas e intervenciones en el campo de la salud al COVID-19 en Puerto Rico.  Con el beneficio de recursos involucrados directamente en la respuesta del gobierno.  Información sobre cómo vincular la respuesta de organizaciones salubristas, académicas y de investigación a los esfuerzos del Gobierno de Puerto Rico.  Actualización de los mecanismos de reembolso disponibles a través de FEMA y los tipos de actividades elegibles ante la Declaración de Emergencia de los EEUU y la Declaración de Desastre Mayor de Puerto Rico.


     

    Dr. Orville M. Disdier Flores, Director Ejecutivo del Instituto de Estadísticas de Puerto Rico

    Jennifer Hinojosa, Data Center,Center for Puerto Rican Studies

    Dr. José F. Rodríguez-Orengo, Executive Director of FDI Clinical Research, Escuela Medicina UPR

    Enlace para versión completa: Aqui watch?v=Jl4nembfxrs&

    Dr. Rafael Torrech, Grants and Disaster Management consultant

    Moderador: Gilberto Guevara, Responsive Innovation Lab, Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust

    Dr. Carlos Vargas-Ramos, Director of Development and External Relations, Center for Puerto Rican Studies


    Caja de herramientas (documentos):


    COVID19 Rapid Grant

    The Puerto Rico Science Technology and Research Trust (the Trust) has issued the COVID19 RAPID grant. The grant aims to support projects that will improve our understanding and available control measures for COVID-19.

    The Trust’s RAPID funding mechanism is used for proposals having a severe urgency with regard to the availability of, or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment, including quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events.

    Guidelines and application can be found here: https://prsciencetrust.org/research-grants-program/#covidgrant


    Para obtener más información, envíenos un correo electrónico a:  [email protected] síganos en Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IDEAComun
     
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  • rsvped for COVID-19 webinar 2020-03-26 17:31:47 -0400

    WEBINAR GRATUITO: Elegibilidad para apoyo de FEMA durante la crisis del COVID-19

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    La Oficina de Gerencia y Presupuesto de los Estados Unidos (OMB) acaba de flexibilizar a corto plazo ciertos requisitos administrativos, financieros, gerenciales y de auditoría a solicitantes y recipientes de fondos federales.   Son aplicables a organizaciones sin fines de lucro y agencias que ofrecen servicios de investigación y servicios necesarios para atender el COVID-19; y aquellas afectadas por la pérdida de capacidad operacional y aumento de costos durante la crisis. Abordaremos en el webinar los diversos requisitos flexibilizados.
    Además, a tono con la Declaración de Emergencia en los Estados Unidos, FEMA ha hecho disponible a organizaciones y agencias apoyo para actividades elegibles bajo la Categoría B de su Programa de Asistencia Pública.  Las organizaciones sin fines de lucro pueden ser elegibles para reembolsos de servicios y medidas de protección de emergencia vinculables a la crisis del COVID-19.  El webinar abordará los variados servicios aplicables, cómo solicitar elegibilidad a FEMA (antes del 15 de abril), y la necesaria coordinación de estos servicios con los planes y estrategias de respuesta del Gobierno de Puerto Rico y sus agencias de salud.

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    El webinar incluirá una caja de herramientas con documentos de referencia y formularios de solicitud. /
    TOOLKIT

    COVID-19 in Puerto Rico


    Puerto Rico’s COVID-19  Web Map

    COVID-19 Positive Cases
    These map currently illustrates the number of COVID-19 cases at the health boundary level as of March 30 and the location of hospitals.



    Para obtener más información, envíenos un correo electrónico a:  [email protected] síganos en Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/IDEAComun
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