Community Streetlight Initiative

LUMA recently announced the historic approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund the first phase of LUMA’s Community Streetlight Initiative (CSI), a $1 billion dollar program to modernize Puerto Rico’s streetlight infrastructure.

12K

streetlights replaced

1B

in total federal funding

98M

in federal funding for 2022

33K+

streetlights to be repaired and replaced in 2022

The first phase of CSI includes two multimillion-dollar FEMA-funded projects to enhance public safety by replacing thousands of streetlights across Aguada and Maunabo.

Community Streetlight Initiative
  • $1 billion in total federal funding
  • Hundreds of thousands of streetlights to be replaced
First Phase – Aguada and Manaubo
  • $30 million in federal funding
  • 9,000 streetlights to be replaced in Aguada and Manaubo

Projects receive funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance Program, which provides funding for reconstruction work for the recovery from major disasters or emergencies.

Additionally, both projects will receive critical funding from FEMA’s 406 Hazard Mitigation Program, which hardens infrastructure to mitigate future impacts of severe weather. This hardening work increases the strength of streetlight arms, breakaway bases, concrete bases and poles by increasing the wind tolerance of all materials to 160mph.

Community Streetlight Initiative Map