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Artist's conception of the expanded, renovated Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport on St. Croix.

Feds Give Two Grants for V.I. Airport Reconstruction

Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement announcing two important grants for Henry E. Rohlsen and Cyril E. King Airports.
Delegate Stacey Plaskett (File photo)

Plaskett Announces Two Grants of Over $145 Million From FEMA

Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett, ranking member on the Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment released the following statement regarding two grants totaling over $145,000,000 to go towards the rebuilding the Virgin Islands.

This Week’s Senate Calendar

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.

Virgin Islands Says Goodbye, Thanks to FEMA Officer Bill Vogel

The general public, cabinet members, Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp and Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter were present at an informal gathering to bid farewell to William “Bill” Vogel, the federal coordinating officer of FEMA Region II.
WAPA CEO Lawrence Kupfer testifies before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday.

WAPA Governing Board Approves Matters Related to Power Plants, Water Systems, Fuel Hedging Program

At a meeting on St. Croix Wednesday, the WAPA Governing Board approved matters relating to the operations of the power plants, the electrical transmission and distribution systems, and the potable water system. All votes were unanimous.

Department of Interior Funds to Aid U.S.V.I. in Combating Invasive Species

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) -- $43,557 to develop a website and outreach plan to create awareness about invasive species and their impacts in the territory.
Coral reef on the west end of St. Croix

Interior Provides $1.3 Million in Funding to Protect Coral Reefs in Insular Areas

Insular and International Affairs has approved $1,345,256 in fiscal year 2018 grant funding under the Coral Reef and Natural Resources initiative to the U.S. territories and the freely associated states.

Rural Energy for America Offering Loans/Grants for Renewable Energy Systems, Efficiency Improvement

The program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements.

Interior Supports Schools in U.S.V.I. With $750,000 for Deferred Maintenance Needs

“Infrastructure and maintenance needs at schools in the U.S. territories outweigh the resources available,” said Domenech. “While Secretary Zinke and I are happy to provide this assistance, we acknowledge that the need is greater and will advocate for more assistance.”
Elizabeth Armstrong at an April WAPA board meeting.

WAPA Board Approves Community Disaster Loan to Offset Continued Revenue Loss

In an emergency meeting Wednesday, the governing board of the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) authorized borrowing of up to $20 million dollars in an additional FEMA Community Disaster Loan (CDL).





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