VIHFA Announces Launch of Electrical Grid Public Hearings

ST. CROIX, USVI – Two upcoming public hearings offer V.I. residents the chance to learn more about the development of the V.I. Housing Finance Authority’s Electrical Grid action plan, along with opportunities for funding and input.

The action plan delineates how $67 million in CDBG-DR funds awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for enhanced and improved electrical systems can and will be used – though public input during a subsequent 45-day comment period will also guide the creation of the final document.

While significant progress has been made in restoring and enhancing local power systems since Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, the CDBG-DR Electrical System Improvement funds address other remaining or proposed restoration and improvement costs not already covered through other sources of funding. Public hearing opportunities are as follows – remember to register first in order to receive your individual meeting link:

Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Registration Link:

Meeting ID: 871 4057 4362

Passcode: 538455

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Registration Link:

Meeting ID: 873 0507 6505 Passcode: 915980