The Trump administration has announced $2.5 billion in federal aid for the island territory that was devastated by Hurricane Maria.
Trump tweeted Thursday that he ordered the funds in an emergency order to help Puerto Rico recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.
The administration said the relief was in addition to more than $10 billion already approved by Congress for the U.S. territory.
Puerto Rico Gov.
Ricardo Rosselló said he hopes the funds will help the island recover from its devastating hurricane.
“The people of Puerto Rico have shown their resilience and their determination to rebuild,” Rossello said in a statement.
“The American people will no doubt be inspired by the success of the Puerto Rican economy and by the incredible recovery that the people of the island are experiencing.”
Rossello also noted that the relief is part of the $1.9 billion approved by the Puerto Rico legislature for the disaster relief fund that was used to rebuild the island.