Best of all, the projects that the Puntacana Foundation are going to fund will come directly from the community. As Mr. Ranieri explained on La Revuelta de la Mañana, the Puntacana Foundationis looking to fund projects costing between $500,000 and $2 million that come from community leaders and community groups to build infrastructure and invest money to enrich the community. He further explained that the projects themselves need to provide a tangible benefit to the community or to the group that is submitting the proposal. Some of the examples he offered included recreational fields for sports, community centers, parks, and solutions to improve infrastructure. The other condition is that
there has to be another group willing to also put in money and effort to accomplish these goals so that there is an equal investment on the part of the community. The deadline for these proposals passed in August, and the proposals are currently in the process of being reviewed by a committee. We are very excited to see some of the things that the "Grupo PUNTACANA con la comunidad" Project will help to create.
And that’s it! Now that the proposals have been submitted and are being reviewed by a committee, we get to wait and see what wonderful ideas community groups have come up with to enrich their towns. While we are still early in the process of this wonderful program, we know that some of these projects will make a huge difference in the lives of residents in La Altagracia province. If everything proceeds according to schedule, the chosen projects will be finished by the end of June 2015 and we will have helped bring a lot of exciting new projects into the world in a very short amount of time.