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).

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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.

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