CDBG-DR Announces Action Plan Amendment #3 & Public Hearings

August 12, 2022

Public Comment Period Ends September 22

ST. CROIX, USVI – The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA) announces the release of the third amendment to the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery Action Plan for public comment and feedback. Draft documents are now available for review, while a public comment period is slated for August 22-September 22, 2022.

The Amendment will incorporate a substantial change to the current Action Plan – an increase to the funding allocation for housing programs by nearly $159M – along with the introduction of two new direct funding opportunity programs: the Neighborhood and Commercial Revitalization Program and Small Business and Entrepreneurship Grant and Technical Assistance Program.

Draft documents are available on the website at To request a hard copy of the documents, email or call 340-772-4432, ext. 3258.

Public Hearings Public hearings to discuss proposed changes are scheduled for Tuesday, August 23 at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, August 30, at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 05:30 PM Meeting ID: 875 5028 6689 Passcode: 324709

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 03:00 PM Meeting ID: 859 7571 3997 Passcode: 968135

Per the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines, any funding changes greater than 1% of the total Disaster Recovery allocation or change in the designated beneficiaries of a program constitutes a substantial amendment and must be made available for review by the public and approved by HUD.