NEWS UPDATE: Virgin Islands Office of Disaster Recovery” Releases New Website
Last updated: June 17, 2019
Governor Bryan to Hold 3rd Annual Work Force Development Summit
The Office of the Governor and the Work Force Development Board are hosting the 3rd annual Governor’s Workforce Development Summit on September 27 at the University of the Virgin Islands on STX, at UVI on STT on September 29 and at the Legislature Annex on STJ on September 30.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Completion of Tsunami Warning System
VITEMA hosted Governor Albert Bryan Jr. and the leadership of federal and local agencies for a celebratory program and ribbon-cutting ceremony to recognize the erection of the 44th and final tsunami warning tower at the DC Canegata Recreation Center on St Croix.
The Office of Disaster Recovery announces the development of a new initiative to assist non-profits with expending its FEMA disaster recovery funding. The Public Assistance Advance Funding Program will allow eligible charitable organizations who received FEMA funding to apply for advances to begin their disaster recovery projects.
Territory Awarded $50M for the Restoration of the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute
The Office of Disaster Recovery announces that after extensive negotiations, FEMA has awarded the Territory $50 million to reconstruct the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute, signaling a clear path forward to reestablishing cancer treatment in the Territory.
VIHA Breaks Ground on $116.7M Rehabilitation of Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion
Governor Albert Bryan Jr., VIHA leadership, Office of Disaster Recovery Director Adrienne L. Williams-Octalien, other dignitaries and MDG celebrated the start of the $116.7 million rehabilitation of Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion, a 248-unit affordable housing development in St. Croix, USVI on June 24.
ODR Releases 5 Year Timeline for Recovery Projects
The Virgin Islands Office of Disaster Recovery has issued a comprehensive 80-page report outlining a framework for the completion of over 300 critical recovery capital projects totaling more than $7 billion through the end of 2026.
The website for the Office of Disaster Recovery was first launched in August 2019 just six months after the office opened in February. The site has seen several changes since its inception. Today you are seeing what has been in development for several months, and we are excited about the new updates. Everyone on our team, serving in their capacities, has worked to see these additions to completion.
The Virgin Islands Office of Disaster Recovery’s Priority Projects Page provides the status of critical infrastructure projects across the Territory and establishes a continuous point of information to the general public.