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.
CDBG-DR ACTION PLAN AMENDMENT TWO ACCEPTED AND APPROVED BY HUD
The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority CDBG-DR Action Plan Amendment #2 has been accepted and approved by HUD. The major changes include the introduction of Tranche 2A at the tune of $53M into the Infrastructure Local Match program; the creation of the Public Services and Facilities sector ($37.5M) and moves $120M into Housing programs.
The Territory received notification on December 7, 2020, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the findings of the FY 2018 Validate as You Go (VAYGo) audit of recovery projects from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The audit reviewed projects from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.
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.
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.
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.