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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 funding sources, 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 Multiple $2.41B
  • HUD CDBG 1.02B
  • FHWA ER $55.75M
  • Other Multiple $141.26M
  • SBA Loans 538.73M


The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) supports the recovery by providing funding via the Public Assistance (PA), Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Community (HMGP), Community Disaster Loans (CDL) and Individual Assistance (IA) programs.  A funding summary is shown in the graph below.

Please click the button below to learn more about each program.

Program Details

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides flexible grants to help cities, counties, and States recover from presidentially declared disasters, especially in low-income areas, subject to availability of supplemental appropriations. In response to presidentially declared disasters, Congress may appropriate additional funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as Disaster Recovery grants to rebuild the affected areas and provide crucial seed money to start the recovery process. Since CDBG Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) assistance may fund a broad range of recovery activities, HUD can help communities and neighborhoods that otherwise might not recover due to limited resources.

To learn more about the USVI’s CDBG-DR Program, click here.

To learn more about the HUD CDBG-DR Program, click here.

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

The Department of Transportation, via the Federal Highway Administration, allows for the repair or reconstruction of Federal-aid highways and roads on Federal lands which have suffered serious damage as a result of natural disasters or catastrophic failures from an external cause.

To learn more about the FHWA’s Emergency Relief program please click here.


There are a total of 19 other Government agencies and non-profits that have allocated funding to the recovery.  Click below to learn more about the projects planned for the funds from each agency.

More Details

Total Irma & Maria

The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans to businesses, renters, and homeowners located in regions affected by declared disasters. Loans may be available to cover disaster expenses that are not fully covered through insurance or funding from FEMA. These disaster expenses may include repairs and replacement of physical assets damaged in a declared disaster, as well as small business operating expenses after a declared disaster.

To learn more about SBA Disaster assistance, click here.

Grants Approved

  • Irma
  • Maria
  • $45,405,803
  • $41,753,093

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

Data updated as of November 30, 2020.

Grants Approved

  • Infrastructure
  • Housing
  • Economic Revitalization
  • Administration
  • Planning
  • $608,805,950
  • $297,000,000
  • $41,000,000
  • $51,095,050
  • $5,000,000

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

Data updated as of November 30, 2020.

FHWA - Summary Table

Data updated as of November 30, 2020.

All Funding - Summary Table

Data updated as of November 30, 2020.

Grants Approved

  • Home
  • Business
  • Economic Injury
  • $401,409,100
  • $129,427,800
  • $7,896,900

Data updated as of November 30, 2020.

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