9-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Shot in Head in Croixville Housing Community; Police Detain 15-Year-Old

Concerned Residents Clean Christiansted Town Using Their Own Tools, Money, and Some Help from the VI Fire Service

Territory May See Veterans Cemetery Through DeGazon-Sponsored Bill

Credit and Debit Cards of WAPA Customers Were Compromised Since August 30th, WAPA Says, Authority to Finally Start Issuing Notification Via Mail and Email

Sports Tourism in VI Gains Momentum as DC United Team is set to Play Exhibition Soccer Game on St. Croix

Carnival Breeze Brings 3,700 Tourists to St. Croix During Maiden Call; Senators, Tourism Officials Want to See More

Limetree Bay Willing To Provide $10 Million To Help Add Life to a Dying G.E.R.S.

American Airlines to Serve St. Croix With New Flights Next Summer

The Sudden Death of Influential Roots Reggae Visionary, Vaughn Benjamin of Midnite Band and Akae Beka, Has Rocked the Virgin Islands and Reggae Community Around the World

Arthur A. Richards K-8 School Hosts Anti-Bullying Campaign

Come Out. Hang Out. Have Fun at The Meat Up, One of St. Thomas’ Latest Hot-Spot for Good Food with Friends and Family.

UVI Board of Trustees Approves $47.1 Million Fiscal Year 2020 Budget; Sets $3 Million Fundraising Goal

Man Dies During Early Morning Car Accident on St. Croix; Driver of Car Arrested (Updated)

'You Did Everything You Could to Prevent this from Happening': An Emotional Goodbye to Young Aaron Benjamin

Back in Business: Cost U Less on St. Thomas Opened its Doors Friday to Thousands of Customers 2 Years after Irma and Maria

Bill Aimed at Regulating Credit Use by Gov't Departments and Agencies Among Others Held in Committee

Juan Luis Hospital Announces Completion and Availability of Mobile Dialysis Facilities

Tractor Trailer With Tank Carrying Thousands Of Gallons of Liquified Gas Flips Near Cool Out Bar; Driver Injured But Alive

Credit and Debit Card Hack Through WAPA Appears to be Widespread in Virgin Islands; WAPA Says Support Services Will be Made Available to Affected Customers

Facing Life in Prison Without Parole, Mother and Boyfriend Plead Not Guilty in Murder of 4-Year-Old Boy

Human Services Issues RFP For Federal Disaster Case Management Grant

Community Center / Virgin Islands / August 30, 2018

The Department of Human Services announced on Wednesday that the department is reissuing another round of solicitation for its Disaster Case Management Grant. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved the grant award of $11.5 million for the territory to address ongoing needs of survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

“We received the official Notice of Grant Award on February 22, 2018, and issued the first solicitation in April,” D.H.S. Commissioner Felecia Blyden said. “The Virgin Islands Disaster Case Management Program (DCMP) is focused upon the unmet needs of the community and in consultation with FEMA, the decision was made to reissue the Request for Proposals (RFP). Blyden added, “We are again inviting management agencies and provider agencies to respond to the RFP.”

According to the release, the DCMP provides supplemental funding to states, U.S. territories, and federally recognized tribes after a presidential disaster declaration that includes Individual Assistance. The intent is to provide funding for partnership between a disaster case manager and a disaster survivor to develop and carry out a Disaster Recovery Plan. This partnership provides the survivor with a single point of contact to facilitate access to a broad range of resources.

There will be one management per district who will oversee all the service providers. The service providers will have case managers that function as a part of the RFP team which addresses the needs of each household. Through this effort, the department is also offering opportunities to qualified community-based organizations to provide the necessary case management services to individuals and households. The duration of the DCMP is a total of 24 months from the date of the disaster (September 20, 2017 through September 19, 2019).

The solicitation and contracting of providers will be in accordance with the Government of the Virgin Islands’ statutory procurement process. Request for Proposal Bid packages are available at HTTP:/DPPVI.GOV. (management agencies – RFP-029-T-2018P and provider’s agencies – RFP-030-T2018(P)). The deadline for submission is Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 4 P.M.


Staff Consortium

Previous Post

Watch Now: Allison DeGazon And Novelle Francis On VIPC

Next Post

Department Of Tourism Gives Detailed Update On Territory's Progress Following 2017 Storms

Leave a Reply

More Story

Watch Now: Allison DeGazon And Novelle Francis On VIPC

August 29, 2018