As a part of the Puerto Rico Department of Housing Action Plan, Foundation for Puerto Rico designed the Whole Community Resilience Planning Program (WCRP) to provide communities in Puerto Rico the opportunity, tools, and funds necessary for creating community resilience plans. In providing for the creation of these plans, the Program aims to increase the capacity communities in Puerto Rico have for responding quickly and efficiently to any disruptive event they may face.
In accordance with the Notice of Funding Availability for the WCRP Program to published soon, eligible entities are nonprofit organizations and municipalities. If a community is not registered as a nonprofit organization and would still like to participate, they may collaborate with a registered nonprofit organization or their municipality to create a proposal. Nonprofit organizations that want to collaborate with communities will need to present an endorsement letter from the community. Later on, during the plan creation process, the organizations or municipalities working as facilitators for the community will present evidence of the community’s participation throughout the process.
It is essential to the WCRP Program that participating communities consider the tensions and impacts that may represent a vulnerability or risk from a broad holistic perspective in order to demand strategic projects that help mitigate those risks in six areas: education, health, economic development, housing, infrastructure and environment.
Created by Foundation for Puerto Rico, the Working Groups are multisectoral alliances that serve as insight and context providers, to help shape the development of the Whole Community Resilience Planning program. The Working Groups are composed of representatives from Federal and State government agencies, nonprofit organizations, trade groups and professional associations that possess the knowledge and experience required in the areas of economic, educational, infrastructural, health, environmental and housing development.