Tag: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA Awards Public Works $11.6M To Refurbish Offices on St. Croix and St. John

CHRISTIANSTED — The Office of Disaster Recovery said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency through its Public Assistance Program has approved $11,607,385 to refurbish the Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) Anna’s Hope Compound on St. Croix and their office building on St. John. Several areas on the St. Croix grounds sustained irreparable damage during […]

Governor Bryan Parlays With New FEMA Administrator At Government House

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan met at Government House in St. Croix on Friday with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell, who was sworn-in in April by Congress following President Biden’s nomination to the position. The Governor congratulated Administrator Criswell on her new position and told her he is looking forward to working with the […]

FEMA Gives $61 Million To VIHA To Rebuild Territory’s Housing Communities

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 eleven projects, nine on St. […]

FEMA Gives $1.8M For DPNR Repairs To 2 St. Croix Libraries

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 Public Library in Frederiksted. The […]

FEMA Approves $418.5 Million For Contractors Who Fixed Hurricane-Damaged Homes

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 program. In a recent letter […]

FEMA Greenlights $129 Million Microgrid Project For The USVI, WAPA Says

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 utility’s interim executive director, said. […]

FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Program Awards UVI $4.1 Million To Fix Dorm

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 Middle) and the Ralph M. […]

DPW Gets $2.5 Million From FEMA To Ward Off Mudslides In The Territory

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 in vulnerable areas throughout the […]

FEMA Gives DPNR $6.2 Million To Restore The Fort Frederik Museum

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 and exterior of the historic […]

Bryan Meets With FEMA To Discuss STEP Program And Hurricane Recovery Progress

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 resolving the outstanding issues surrounding […]