2017 Hurricanes - US Virgin Islands Office of Disaster Recovery : US Virgin Islands Office of Disaster Recovery
  • All Funds Summary $4.77B
  • FEMA Public Assistance $3.38B
  • FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program $101.51M
  • HUD CDBG $1.08B
  • DOT FHWA-ER $62.27M
  • Other Multiple $158.11M

All Funds Summary

The Government of the Virgin Islands anticipates receiving about $8B through various federal programs over the next 5-8 years to aid in the recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Territory anticipates receiving this funding from four main federal programs – FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Program – Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR) and the Federal Highway Emergency Relief Program (FHWA-ER). The Office of Disaster Recovery tracks over 1,500 projects across these federal sources. You can view detailed information on the status of these projects by selecting the funding source to your right.

FEMA Public Assistance

FEMA’s Public Assistance program provides federal assistance to state, tribal, territorial, local governments, and certain types of private nonprofit (PNP) organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from Major Disasters or Emergencies. Through the program, FEMA provides supplemental federal disaster grant assistance to States and local governments as well as certain PNP organizations for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged facilities. The PA program also encourages the protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing additional assistance for cost-effective hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process. The federal share of assistance is not less than 75 percent of the eligible cost.

To learn more about the FEMA Public Assistance Program, click here.

*All data shown below reflect obligated amounts

The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

Provides grants to communities for implementing hazard mitigation measures following a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration. The key purpose of this grant program is to make sustainable, cost-effective action to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from future disasters. HMGP recipients have primary responsibility for prioritizing, selecting and administering state and local hazard mitigation projects. Although individuals may not receive grants directly from FEMA, they may be able to participate in projects that are funded by HMGP grants.

To learn more about the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, click here

*All data shown below reflect obligated amounts

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.

*All data shown below reflect obligated amounts

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.

*All data shown below reflect obligated amounts

Other

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

*All data shown below reflect obligated amounts

Anticipated $8 Billion in Funding by Program

Anticipated
  • FEMA PA
  • DOT
  • HUD
  • HMGP
  • OTHER FUNDS

$8 Billion Current Status

Federal Funding Status

Grants Approved

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

Data updated as of August 30, 2021.

PA - Summary Table

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

Data updated as of October 31, 2021 3:14:00 pm.

HMGP - Summary Table

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

Information regarding specific projects funded with HMGP grants will be shared once they have been finalized.

Data updated as of October 31, 2021 3:14:00 pm.

Grants Approved

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

Data updated as of October 31, 2021.

FHWA - Summary Table

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Data updated as of October 31, 2021.

Other Funding (Multiple) - Summary Table

Data updated as of October 31, 2021.

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