The June episode of Recovery in Focus will feature updates on housing and road projects in the territory with guests Daryl Griffith, Executive Director, Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority, Nelson Petty Jr., Commissioner, Department of Public Works, and Jomo McClean, Highway Program Manager, Department of Public Works.
EnVIsion Tomorrow Kicks Off Construction Phase in June
The Envision Tomorrow Homeowner Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program issued its first set of Notices to Proceed (NTP) to contractors kicking off active construction in the highly-anticipated housing recovery program.
DPNR Announces Start of Fisheries Hurricane Disaster Relief Program
Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources informs all members of the Virgin Islands fishing community affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria that the Hurricane Disaster Relief Assistance Program will begin accepting and reviewing direct relief applications on Monday, June 1, 2020.
Have you considered a career change, moving back to the territory, or are you a recent college graduate looking for a new and challenging first job. Well, maybe the Office of Disaster Recovery or its partners in the recovery can help.
FEMA Obligates Funding to Begin the Design of New Hospitals
The Hospital Redevelopment Team comprised of the project management teams from the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital and Schneider Regional Medical Center and led by Darryl A. Smalls, P.E., Vice President of Facilities Management for Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) released a proposal to solicit the architecture and engineering services for JFL and SRMC.
FEMA Approves Arthur A. Richards Junior High School Replacement
FEMA officially approved the replacement of the Arthur A. Richards Junior High School due to the extent of damages caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This approval allows the Virgin Islands Department of Education to begin negotiating costs for the construction of a new school.
DPW Obligated $1.1M to Resolve Flooding in Gallows Bay
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, obligated $1,164,312 to the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Public Works to fund the first phase of the Gallows Bay Culvert Mitigation Project.
Within the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority serves as the center of coordination for the anticipated $8 billion of federal funding over the next few years to support recovery efforts from the 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria.