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Federal Grants

Descripción del Curso

As Puerto Rico recovers form Hurricanes Irma and María, hundreds of billions of dollars will flow from the Federal Government to the local economy over the next decade. Those funds come with many legal restrictions. This course will explore how funds are made available through grants and what governments, businesses, and community organizations must do to access and comply with the Federal framework of laws and regulations. Programs covered will include the U.S. Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and CDBG Disaster Recovery Funds.

Recurso (s)

Marion Mollegen Mc Fadden, Esq. Enterprise Community Partners, serves as senior vice president of public policy and senior advisor, Resillience at Enterprise. Previously, she served as deputy assistant secretary for Grant Programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Housing (HUD). At HUD, she oversaw affordable housing and community development programs, including the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnerships program, the Housing Trust Fund, the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and CDBG Disaster Recovery funds, including the recent National Disaster Resilience Competition grants. In this role she formed and facilitated multiple public-private partnerships, including with the Rockefeller Foundation to support communities planning for disaster resilience, with the Silicon Valley-based company GitHub to bring tech education and resources to residents of public housing, and with the nonprofit organization KaBOOM! to create a design competition to retrofit cities and other built spaces to accommodate play for better health of residents.

Adam Gordon, Esq; serves as Associate Director of the New Jersey Fair Share Action Center. Gordon has litigated at the New Jersey Supreme Court and Appellate Division and worked on state and federal policy issues including very low income housing in high opportunity communities and Low Income Housing Tax Credit allocation. His work led to a court settlement with HUD that increased resources available to lower – income renters displaced by Hurricane Sandy.


jueves, 07 de noviembre de 2019


9:00 am - 12:15 pm


3 Horas Crédito en EJC

Escuela de Derecho UPR