The purpose of this page is to provide the public with data on major federal funding awarded to the US Virgin Islands to assist in its response, recovery, and resiliency from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Additional insight into the various grants and programs available to the territory and awards to date can be found by clicking on each item below.

All values denote obligated funds unless otherwise noted

  • FEMA Public Assistance $2.25B
  • FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program $67.33M
  • FEMA Community Disaster Loans $309.5M
  • FEMA Individual Assistance $87.16M

FEMA Public Assistance

FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides federal assistance to state, tribal, territorial, local governments, and certain types of private nonprofit (PNP) organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from Major Disasters or Emergencies. Through the program, FEMA provides supplemental federal disaster grant assistance to States and local governments as well as certain PNP organizations for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged facilities. The PA program also encourages the protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing additional assistance for cost-effective hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process. The federal share of assistance is not less than 75 percent of the eligible cost.

To learn more about the FEMA Public Assistance Program, click here.

The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

Provides grants to communities for implementing hazard mitigation measures following a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration. The key purpose of this grant program is to make sustainable, cost-effective action to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from future disasters. HMGP recipients have primary responsibility for prioritizing, selecting and administering state and local hazard mitigation projects. Although individuals may not receive grants directly from FEMA, they may be able to participate in projects that are funded by HMGP grants.

To learn more about the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, click here

Totals shown below denote funds allocated

Loans Approved

The Community Disaster Loan (CDL) Program provides operational funding to help local governments that have incurred a significant loss in revenue, due to a Major Disaster, that has or will adversely affect their ability to provide essential municipal services. The CDL Program provides funds to any eligible jurisdiction in a designated area.

To learn more about the FEMA Community Disaster Loan Program, click here.

The FEMA Individual Assistance (IA)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Individual Assistance program (also known as the Individual and Households Program or IHP) provides support to disaster survivors who have lost their residences as a result of a Presidentially-declared Major Disaster or Emergency. Assistance cannot be duplicated for items recovered by insurance or other sources. Additionally, FEMA may also assist with medical, childcare, funeral and burial, essential household items, moving and storage, and vehicle expenses as a result of a disaster.

To learn more about the FEMA Individual Assistance Program, click here.

Grants Approved

District

  • St. John $97,462,857.49 $1,663,914.53 $99,126,772.02
  • St. Thomas $903,659,117.89 $61,062,689.34 $964,721,807.23
  • St. Croix $1,186,593,412.40 $5,806,039.65 $1,192,399,452.05
  • Water Island $3,336,577.66 $24,491.57 $3,361,069.23
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Maria$2,191,051,965.44 Irma$68,557,135.09 Total Funding$2,259,609,100.53

Category

  • Debris Removal $137,842,637.56 $3,041,502.83 $140,884,140.39
  • Protective Measures $1,228,763,380.53 $49,972,602.83 $1,278,735,983.36
  • Roads and Bridges $2,854,305.22 $0.00 $2,854,305.22
  • Public Buildings $98,794,915.68 $4,400,330.98 $103,195,246.66
  • Public Utilities $505,013,069.79 $1,647,858.23 $506,660,928.02
  • Recreational or Other $12,278,828.31 $554,819.64 $12,833,647.95
  • State Management $205,504,828.35 $8,940,020.58 $214,444,848.93
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Maria$2,191,051,965.44 Irma$68,557,135.09 Total Funding$2,259,609,100.53

* Assistance dollars represent amounts approved but may not yet be disbursed.

Data updated as of June 30, 2020 3:14:00 pm.

Grants Approved

  • $18,563,867
  • $48,769,204
  • Irma
  • Maria

* Assistance dollars represent amounts approved but may not yet be disbursed.

Information regarding specific projects funded with HMGP grants will be shared once they have been finalized.

Data updated as of June 30, 2020 3:14:00 pm.

Loans Approved

  • $145,000,000
  • $42,000,000
  • $28,000,000
  • $94,500,000
  • Government of the US Virgin Islands
  • Juan F. Luis Hospital
  • Schneider Regional Medical Center
  • Water and Power Authority

Data updated as of June 30, 2020 3:14:00 pm.

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