USVI - FEMA has approved over $2 billion in Public Assistance funds for the US Virgin Islands
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands (STL.News) Approved funding for the U.S Virgin Islands has surpassed $2.1 billion from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance program (PA).
PA grants have been obligated for emergency protective measures and permanent work throughout the Territory, including:
- $1.3 billion for emergency work projects,
- $597 million for permanent work, and
- $164 million for administrative costs.
FEMA has recently obligated $233 million for the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program and $19.7 million for the V.I. Water and Power Authority (WAPA) to manage long-term recovery projects. These approved amounts pushed PA funding above the $2 billion mark.