Tag: Office of Disaster Recovery (ODR)

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 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 […]

Key Agency Heads Will Update Residents on Recovery On ‘The Press Box’ Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Office of Disaster Recovery Executive Director Adrienne Williams-Octalien; Public Works Commissioner Derek Gabriel; Chief Operations Officer of the Department of Education Dionne Wells-Hedrington and Sports, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Calvert White will give comprehensive updates on “The Press Box” at 5:30 p.m. today. The presentations will be made on the Government House Facebook […]

Governor Bryan Welcomes HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge to USVI

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan welcomed Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge to the U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday, during her visit that follows on the heels of Governor Bryan’s meeting with her in Washington, D.C., in February. Secretary Fudge toured the Donoe affordable housing project underway on St. Thomas and the Celestino […]

Spring Revenue Estimating Conference Shows Positive Outlook; USVI’s GDP Outperforms Those of Mainland, Other Territories

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan on Friday attended the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) 2022 Spring Revenue Estimating Conference, which is mandated by law to be held twice a year for the Government of the Virgin Islands’ (GVI) revenue-generating agencies to report their financial forecasts. According to presentations from 21 revenue-generating GVI agencies, […]

Office of Disaster Recovery Gives Status Updates On Capital Improvement Projects

FREDERIKSTED — Members of the Committee on Disaster Recovery and Infrastructure, chaired by Senator Janelle K. Sarauw, convened in a meeting at the Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix. Lawmakers received updates on capital projects in the Virgin Islands regarding contracts, professional service, and task order contracts. The Committee invited officials from the […]

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 […]

Biden Awards The Territory $5.6M To Combat The Impact of Climate Change

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The territory is poised to receive just over $5.6 million of the $3 billion recently approved by President Biden to increase the nation’s resilience to the impact of climate change. This significant investment has been made available for natural hazard mitigation measures across all 59 major disaster declarations issued due to the […]