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U.S. Virgin Islands News

News stories from the past 60 days.

HUD and U.S. Virgin Islands Sign $243 Million Disaster Recovery Grant Agreement
Sep 28, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Virgin Islands announced the formal execution of a $243 million grant agreement through HUD's Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program to help citizens of islands recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This program requires grantees to develop recovery plans informed by local residents. The U.S. Virgin Islands identified several housing, infrastructure, and economic development recovery needs.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Guidance to 340B providers in North Carolina/South Carolina/US Virgin Islands: Public Health Emergency Declaration by the Secretary
Sep 12, 2018 - Announcement from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that eligible entities in North Carolina, South Carolina, and the U.S. Virgin Islands may immediately enroll in the 340B Drug Pricing Program during the Public Health Emergency Declaration rather than waiting for the normal registration period.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
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RUS: Announcement of Disaster Assistance Grant Application Deadlines and Funding Levels Federal Register
Sep 12, 2018 - USDA's Rural Utilities Service announcement of supplemental funding available through the Water and Environmental Programs (WEP) grant to be used toward repairs of drinking water systems and sewer and solid waste disposal systems in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted.
Source: Federal Register
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HHS Awards Nearly $60 million to Support Community Health Centers Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
Sep 6, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded nearly $60 million to 161 community health centers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This funding, administered through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Capital Assistance for Hurricane Response and Recovery Efforts (CARE) program, will help provide continued access to primary healthcare services in areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Last Updated: 9/28/2018