WAPA's power plant on St. Croix.p By ERNICE GILBERT/VI CONSORTIUM
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett has announced $30 million in FEMA funding to assist the the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority with management costs.
"This grant will benefit the Virgin Islands tremendously with our ongoing rebuilding efforts and making the Virgin Islands whole again after experiencing two devastating hurricanes,” Ms. Plaskett said in a prepared statement Tuesday.
The Federal Emergency management Agency grant helps cover WAPA’s indirect costs and administrative expenses.
Eligible management cost activities may include:
"The United States government and the international community has an obligation to work with the affected local governments to restore infrastructure, provide critical humanitarian assistance, and help rebuild our islands,” the Congresswoman said.