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Cancer Treatment in USVI Closer to Reality Following FEMA's $50 Million Award for Restoration of Kimelman…

Staff Consortium | June 28, 2022

The Office of Disaster Recovery on Tuesday announced that after extensive negotiations, FEMA has awarded the territory $50 million to reconstruct the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute, signaling a clear path forward to reestablishing cancer treatment in the the USVI. According to O.D.R., in June 2021 FEMA approved the full replacement of the facility. Almost one year later, this obligation gives the Schneider Regional Medical Center access to the funding to begin demolition and reconstruction. “The replacement of the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute on St. Thomas will revitalize critical medical services, providing life-saving and life-sustaining treatment for cancer patients across the U.S. Virgin Islands,” said USVI Recovery Director Kristen A. Hodge. “The inclusion of hazard mitigation measures in this project will protect the Kimelman…

FEMA Obligates $30 Million to Waste Management Authority…

Staff Consortium | May 24, 2022

The Office of Disaster Recovery announced Tuesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has jumpstarted…

FEMA Obligates $251 Million to V.I. Dept. of Health…

Staff Consortium | May 12, 2022

The Office of Disaster Recovery announced Thursday that FEMA has awarded $251 million to the V.I. Department…

HUD Secretary to V.I. Government: Use Federal Dollars…

Ernice Gilbert | April 05, 2022

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Marcia Fudge, told local leaders and nonprofits…

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