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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES THE ALLOCATION OF OVER $779 MILLION TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IN CDBG GRANT FUNDS BY HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Washington, February 10, 2020

PRESS STATEMENT

 CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES THE ALLOCATION OF OVER $779 MILLION TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IN CDBG GRANT FUNDS BY HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement announcing the allocation of $779,217,000 of Community Development Block Grant mitigation funds for the Virgin Islands:

“Today my office was notified by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that $779,217,000 million of Community Development Block Grant mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds to the Virgin Islands has been released to territory.  These recovery funds allocated today are provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Program and are part of the hard-fought battle here in Congress to appropriate funding specifically to the Territories.  The CDBG program is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges and has made a difference in the lives of millions of people across the Nation recovering from major disasters like hurricanes.

“This crucial funding will help the Virgin Islands to address disaster-related deficiencies in housing, public services, and infrastructure, as determined by local officials with citizen input.   The Federal Government must continue to serve an ongoing role in supporting the people of the Virgin Islands as we recover from the destruction caused by recent Hurricanes.”

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