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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION GRANT FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY (VIWMA)

Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding an important $2 million grant for the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) for Emergency Protective Measures (EPM):

Washington, May 13, 2020

For Immediate Release                             Contact: Michael J. McQuerry

May 13, 2020                                                       202-215-8524

PRESS STATEMENT

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION GRANT FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY (VIWMA)

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding an important $2 million grant for the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) for Emergency Protective Measures (EPM):

“Today, I am pleased to announce a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The grant is for $2,444,715.00 in federal funding to the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA). This award provides federal funding for Emergency Protective Measures. Emergency Protective Measures are temporary measures taken against an incident. Emergency Protective Measures are actions taken before, during, and after an incident to save lives, protect public health and safety, and prevent damage to improved public and private property.

“This important grant will benefit the Virgin Islands tremendously with our ongoing rebuilding efforts and making the Virgin Islands whole again. 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.”

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