U.S. Virgin Islands -- Several houses of worship in the U.S. Virgin Islands are recipients of FEMA’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program this year. In total, about $900,000 was awarded to various houses of worship and nonprofit organizations through a competitive application process. These grants will fund structural enhancements to protect these vital community institutions from security related concerns.
In support of September’s National Preparedness Month, the Department of Homeland Security dedicates national weeks of action, encouraging faith-based and community organizations to safeguard people and places through partnerships with local emergency managers and first responders.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Center for Elders’ Independence will host a Golden Ready Preparedness Forum for Older Adults on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. PST, register at fema.gov/event/goldenready.