ST CROIX, V.I. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $182,000 for the U.S. Virgin Islands to reimburse a hospital, a school and a government agency for providing emergency protective services and to make repairs following Hurricane Lenny.
This federal funding is made available under FEMA's Public Assistance Program. It provides reimbursement for expenditures for providing eligible emergency work such as, debris removal, permanent repairs and emergency protective measures. During a Presidentially declared disaster, affected territorial agencies and certain private non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for this type of federal assistance.
"We are giving this money, as soon as possible, to accelerate the repairs that the territory needs to make and to reimburse for expenses incurred during emergency work," said Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne.
Following is a list of the territorial agencies and the approved amounts:
- Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center
- Virgin Islands Division of Personnel, St. Croix
- Elena Christian School