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Governor Mapp Announces Launch of Website to Track Federal Recovery Funds

Governor Mapp Announces Launch of Website to Track Federal Recovery Funds

Governor Mapp Announces Launch of Website to Track Federal Recovery Funds

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Kenneth E. Mapp announced Wednesday the launch of the USVI Hurricane Recovery website managed by the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority to track U.S. Federal Disaster funding of nearly $2 billion awarded to the Territory thus far. This amount excludes the $243 million of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The site offers live and accessible data for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding through the Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, Community Disaster Loans, and Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs, as well as Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. This site launch represents Mapp’s continued commitment to providing accountability and transparency to the citizens of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“Thankfully, we have received crucial and significant economic support from the federal government through FEMA and other federal agencies. We are not only recovering from two devastating hurricanes, but doing so in a manner that provides transparency for our federal partners and to the public as to how public funding is being issued and allocated,” Mapp said.

Visit the USVI Hurricane Recovery website for periodic information drawn from the databases of the federal awarding agencies for grant programs administered by the Government of the Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. For further information, contact Ms. Sandy Berry at (340) 714-1635 or sberry@usvipfa.com.

ADDITIONAL FACTS

Visitors to the website can track funds by program and hurricane. For the FEMA Public Assistance program, the funds can additionally be tracked by island, category of grant or applicant (government agency or non-profit organization receiving the grants). Information on the website will be updated monthly.
The website currently includes information on grants from the following programs:

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