The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has awarded a total of $14,500 in scholarships to 11 Virgin Islands students to attend marine-related programs this summer.
The Mathematics Behind the Science Summer Program (MBS) at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has received a grant of $14,764 from the J. Raymond Jones Fund at the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI). MBS is a college preparation program for college bound students who are majoring in Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Technology (STEM).
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has announced Children’s Summer Story-Time territory-wide.
The V.I. Department of Health (DOH) has received federal funding that allows it to aggressively move forward with the implementation of programs to better the serve the community in the areas of substance abuse relief and awareness.
Leah D. Daugherty, CEO of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, has been extending congratulatory letters to state and territorial delegates who will be attending this historic event in Philadelphia.
The Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands (DRCVI) will host a meeting with Chacku Mathai of the Star Center, which is a support and technical assistance center that is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the federal agency providing funds for mental health services for the Virgin Islands.
Individuals interested in learning the ins and outs of the grant writing process are urged to register early for an upcoming course -- Introduction to Grant Writing. The course will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning July 25.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking proposals for habitat restoration projects under the Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency grant program. The proposed projects should reduce the risks to coastal communities from extreme weather events, changing environmental conditions, and known or potential climate change effects.
Virgin Islands pride was the main ingredient during June 6-10 as the USVI Culinary Team won silver overall at the Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami, Fla. Teammates proved their skill and passion for local flavor, and they also won the Best Representation of Caribbean Cuisine during the Taste of Two Islands competition. In addition, they brought home medals in several individual categories, winning over the hearts and taste buds of the judges.
Caribbean Cable and Telecommunications Association (CCTA) gave grants to two charitable agencies in the territory that had been recommended by Innovative Companies in the U.S. Virgin Islands.