A federal interagency task force, created to advise the Puerto Rican government on fiscal and economic matters, will meet with Puerto Rican officials next month, but will not provide any additional financial assistance, knowledgeable sources said Wednesday.

The group was formed by the President's Task Force on Puerto Rico, which includes every cabinet-level federal agency. The task force was originally created during the Clinton Administration to study statehood options for the debt-burdened territory, but President Obama signed an executive order in 2009 which directed the group to expand its  responsibilities to include economic development on the island. The new group will help identify areas where the Puerto Rican government can make better use of its existing resources, according to territory officials.

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