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July 22, 2002 – The University of the Virgin Islands will receive federal funding for a disabilities program, the V.I. Port Authority gets almost $1.5 million toward the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport runway extension, and the Energy Office gets an award for a distributed power generation data research program, in awards announced recently by the Delegate to Congress's office.
Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen announced that UVI's Administration on Developmental Disabilities program will receive $382,888. This program has a projected grant period of five years, starting July 1, 2002. The grant provides of interdisciplinary training, exemplary services, technical assistance, research, and information/dissemination activities.
The discretionary grants also address a variety of service issues ranging from prevention and early intervention to supported employment, and a broad range of disabilities. UVI is one of 61 federally funded, university-affiliated programs that provide clinical and community based service and technical assistance to community services personnel.
An award of $1,413,284 is going to VIPA, to assist in the extension of the runway at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix. The funds are a part of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century, and are coming from the U.S. Transportation Department.
The V.I. Energy Office is to receive $22,400 as part of the Distributed Energy Resources program. The project consists of research and compilation of data on existing power generation and distributed generation sites being utilized. The project team will visit sites and utilities that have infrastructure and issues similar to the Virgin Islands, to gather data to design and develop educational and outreach materials for workshops and seminars.
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