Tag: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

USVI Gets $50M for the Restoration of the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery announces that after extensive negotiations, FEMA has awarded the Territory $50 million to reconstruct the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute, signaling a clear path forward to reestablishing cancer treatment in the territory. In June 2021, FEMA approved the full replacement of the facility. Almost one year later, this obligation […]

FEMA and USVI Run Disaster Simulations To Prepare For Hurricane Season

CHRISTIANSTED — The majority of the people living in the territory — regretfully — know what happens when a major hurricane strikes. As the June 1 start date of the Atlantic hurricane season approached … governmental agencies rehearsed in detail — the steps to take — should history repeat itself … and the USVI become […]

FEMA Obligates $30M To VIWMA On St. Croix For Wastewater Treatment System Design

KINGSHILL — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has jumpstarted the replacement of the St. Croix Wastewater system with a $30 million award to the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority. VIWMA can now begin the architectural and engineering design work for the island of St. Croix. These funds will allow the territory to begin the design in […]

Governor Bryan Meets With FEMA Administrator In Washington To Discuss Recovery Projects

WASHINGTON — Governor Albert Bryan jr, met with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell while inthe nation’s Capitol Friday to discuss the progress of ongoing recovery projects in the territory. Friday’s meeting continues the ongoing discussion between Governor Bryan and Administrator Criswell on the progress of critical recovery projects funded by FEMA and the pace of the […]

FEMA, Territorial Partnership Paves Path To Rebuild Arthur Richards School

FREDERIKSTED — Hurricane Maria’s winds and rains left Arthur Richards Junior High School in ruins in September 2017. FEMA and the Territory made it a priority to assess damage to the school’s six buildings and grounds, collaborate to build out temporary modular classrooms for students and ultimately replace the school. FEMA approved replacement of Arthur […]

FEMA Gives $12M To Raze And Rebuild Patrick Sweeney Police Headquarters

FREDERIKSTED — The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has approved a $12 million grant award to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) to reconstruct, fortify and modernize the Patrick Sweeney Police Headquarters on St. Croix, the Office of Disaster Recovery said today. The headquarters — previously a critical resource and central hub […]

DSPR Unveils Restoration Plan For The Vincent F. Mason Sr. Coral Resort and Pool

FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Vincent F. Mason Sr. Coral Resort Tuesday morning on St. Croix, kicking off the first of many large recovery projects planned for fiscal year 2022. Construction will commence this week on the $2.2 million FEMA funded project to […]

Bryan Says Feds Have Forgiven $300M In Community Disaster Loans From Storms

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan released a statement on Congress’ passing a continuing resolution to fund the government through December and avoid a government shutdown that also waives the U.S. Virgin Islands’ debt of $300 million in Community Disaster Loans that resulted from the 2017 hurricanes: “It is with great pleasure that I can announce […]

FEMA Has $578,970 For USVI Organizations That Provided Food, Shelter During COVID

CHRISTIANSTED — Reimbursements of up to $578,970 are available for USVI organizations that have provided emergency food and/or shelter programs in the territory during the period of January 1, 2020, through October 31, 2021. The reimbursements are funded through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the federally-funded Emergency Food and Shelter National […]

FEMA Gives $705,000 To Restore Enid Baa Library

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Office of Disaster Recovery announces the obligation of $705,527 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 Enid M. Baa Public Library and Archives on St. Thomas. The three-story building, distinguished by […]