WAPA Awarded $113.4M in Federal Funds to Continue Critical Recovery Work on St. John
The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority has been awarded more than $113 million for the continued installation of composite utility poles on St. John and the undergrounding of electrical equipment in St. John.
FEMA Obligates $2.9M for Repairs to Turnbull Library on St. Thomas
The Office of Disaster Recovery announces the obligation of $2,902,538 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources to complete repairs to the Charles W. Turnbull Regional Library on St. Thomas.
FEMA Lifts Manual Drawdown Restriction for Reimbursement of Recovery Project Spending
Governor Albert Bryan Jr., in collaboration with the Office of Disaster Recovery, announced Monday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has lifted the manual draw requirement for reimbursement of post-Hurricanes Irma and Maria Recovery project spending in the territory.
FEMA Obligates $6.2M for the Restoration of Fort Frederik Museum
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources has been awarded $6,213,969 to complete repairs to the Fort Frederik Museum on St. Croix. The Office of Disaster Recovery received notification of the recent obligation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program to renovate both the interior and exterior of the historic site and replace ruined contents.
$3.2M Obligation to Demolish and Replace Dilapidated BMV Office on St. Thomas
The Office of Disaster Recovery announces that the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) has received an obligation of $3,231,954 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program that will provide for the demolition and replacement of the department’s main office on St. Thomas.
Governor Bryan Meets with Acting FEMA Regional Administrator to Discuss STEP Program and Hurricane Recovery Progress
Governor Albert Bryan Jr. and ODR Director Adrienne L. Williams-Octalien met with Acting FEMA Region 2 Administrator David Maurstad and their leadership teams at Government House on Wednesday. They discussed the Territory’s hurricane recovery progress, STEP (Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power) program and other issues.
V.I. Housing Authority Breaks Ground on First Apartment Community in a Territory-Wide Public Housing Renewal Plan
V.I. dignitaries led by Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. and Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett hoisted shovels on Thursday in a symbolic ground-breaking of a new apartment community – the first of three phases– that will replace and completely reinvent the Tutu High Rise and Donoe public housing that was irreparably damaged by Hurricanes Marilyn, Irma and Maria.
VIPD Receives $17.4M for Overtime and Emergency Work
The Office of Disaster Recovery announces the award of $17,451,154 from the FEMA Public Assistance Program to reimburse the V.I. Police Department for emergency work performed territory-wide after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.
ST. JOHN CUTS THE RIBBON ON ITS FIRST MAJOR RECOVERY PROJECT
A beloved but storm-torn building on St. John, George Simmons Terrace Community Center, had its ribbon-cutting on Thursday with Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. doing the honors after a stem-to-stern renovation by the Virgin Islands Housing Authority in partnership with the Office of Disaster Recovery.
Road to Recovery – 2020 Annual Progress Report for Hurricanes Irma and Maria
The Office of Disaster Recovery, in conjunction with the Office of the Governor, announces the release of the 2020 Annual Recovery Progress Report for Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This year’s iteration marks the Territory’s forward momentum from September 2019 to September 2020.
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.