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Last updated: June 17, 2019
USVI Historic Recovery Program Update
Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol, of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, is pleased to report that the VI Historic Recovery Program closed its intake for Step 1 Questionnaire Applications on March 31, 2021.
FEMA Obligates $61M to VIHA to Restore Housing Communities
The Office of Disaster Recovery announces that the Virgin Islands Housing Authority has been obligated $61,056,862 to continue the renovation of housing communities devastated during the 2017 hurricane season.
FEMA Obligates $1.8M for Repairs to St. Croix Libraries
ODR announces the obligation of $1,813,143 by FEMA to the DPNR to complete repairs and replace damaged contents at the Florence A. Williams Public Library in Christiansted and Athalie M. Petersen Public Library in Frederiksted on St. Croix.
FEMA Approves $418.5M in STEP Invoices for Payment
In a recent letter to the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority, FEMA notified the agency that nearly $418.5 million in invoices received under PW273 for the STEP program were indeed eligible for payment.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, recently awarded up to $4,123,164 to the University of the Virgin Islands to retrofit the dormitories and library on the Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas.
HMGP Awards DPW $2.5M to Mitigate Landslides Territory-Wide
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, awarded the Department of Public Works $2,551,550 for a territory-wide slope analysis to identify areas at risk for landslides and to design and install slope stabilization systems.
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.
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.
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.