Posts Tagged

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsEnvironmental NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. Thomas News

FREDERIKSTED — The Office of Disaster Recovery said today that the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) has been obligated $61,056,862 to continue the renovation of housing communities devastated during the 2017 hurricane season. The funds obligated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Public Assistance Program are earmarked to execute

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsEducation NewsEnvironmental NewsSt. Croix News

FREDERIKSTED — The Office of Disaster Recovery announces the obligation of $1,813,143 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance Program to the Department of Planning and Natural Resources to complete repairs and replace damaged contents at the Florence A. Williams Public Library in Christiansted and Athalie M. Petersen

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsEnvironmental NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

CHRISTIANSTED — Contractors who repaired damages so Virgin Islanders could remain in their homes after the 2017 hurricanes are a step closer to being paid as the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $418.5 million for their invoices. FEMA has approved the payment under its Sheltering & Temporary Essential Power

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsConsumer NewsEnvironmental NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTechnology News

CHRISTIANSTED — A 28-megawatt microgrid project for the territory was awarded $4.4 million by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the project’s initial phase, according to Microgrid Knowledge. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) will use the funding to design and engineer the project, Noel Hodge, the

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsEducation NewsEnvironmental NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — 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. The wind retrofit of all five residence halls (North, South, East, West and

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsEnvironmental NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas News

CHRISTIANSTED — 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. Once complete, the project will remedy the effects of falling rock and mudslides

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsEnvironmental NewsSt. Croix NewsTourism News

FREDERIKSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has been awarded $6,213,969 to complete repairs to the Fort Frederik Museum on St. Croix. The Office of Disaster Recovery received notification of the recent obligation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program to renovate both the interior

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsGovernment House NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

CHRISTIANSTED — During the Government House weekly press briefing on Thursday, Communications Director Richard Motta said that Governor Albert Bryan met with Acting FEMA Regional Administrator David Maurstad to discuss the territory’s hurricane recovery progress, the STEP (Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power) program, and other issues. Maurstad reaffirmed FEMA’s commitment to

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsEnvironmental NewsSt. Thomas News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery said that the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) has received an obligation of $3,231,954 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program that will provide for the demolition and replacement of the department’s main office on St. Thomas. Located in Sub

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCommunity AffairsPolice NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsTerritorial Affairs

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery announces the award of $17,451,154 from the FEMA Public Assistance Program to reimburse the Virgin Islands Police Department for emergency work performed territory-wide after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. After the storms, the VIPD worked tirelessly to protect public health. Officers

Read More