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The University of the Virgin Islands to Receive $11 Million in Grant Allotment Education Secretary DeVos Announces Emergency Assistance to Higher Education

The U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy De Vos announced on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, that under the Emergency Assistance to Institutions of Higher Education Program, $63 Million in new federal assistance will be awarded to 47 institutions of higher education. Through this initiative, the University of the Virgin Islands will receive an allotment of $11,174.451, which is the largest amount allotted to any of the institutions selected.  

“This emergency assistance will provide vital resources for those lives that were impacted by disasters in 2017,” said U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy De Vos. “As those on the groundwork every day to recover, the Department will continue to be a partner and resource to get institutions, students and faculty back on their feet.” 

President David Hall indicated that “this grant award to the University of the Virgin Islands will have a major impact on our ability to rebuild the numerous buildings that were damaged or destroyed on our campuses. We are deeply appreciative for the support provided by Secretary DeVos and the Department of Education. UVI will reclaim the usefulness and beauty of its campuses much faster because of this support.”  

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – - and from this direct link.