The American Rescue Plan (2021) is providing fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, small businesses, and industries.
The American Rescue Plan Act continues many of the programs started by the CARES Act (2020) and Consolidated Appropriations Act (2021) by adding new phases, new allocations, and new guidance to address issues related to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Rescue Plan also creates a variety of new programs to address continuing pandemic-related crises, and fund recovery efforts as the United States begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The American Rescue Plan Act was passed by Congress on March 10, 2021 and signed into law on March 11, 2021.
The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) core mission is to provide budget and management recommendations for the Government of the Virgin Islands in compliance with local and federal laws; to support policies; and to optimize the allocation and utilization of resources. A fundamental premise for carrying out this mission is formulating recommendations based on solid data and thorough analysis.
As public administrators, OMB staff utilize their skills to provide quality analysis for all the various projects they undertake including traditional budget and capital program analysis; analysis of proposed legislation; and performance measurement analysis.
On an ongoing basis, OMB provides transparent fiscal analysis, management support, and analytical research to the Governor, the Legislature, all GVI departments and agencies, and the public.
OMB key performance goals are to increase the timeliness and quality of key financial reports; to reduce recurring audit findings; to ensure compliance with federal grants; and to enhance financial management practices.
Our vision at the Office of Management and Budget is to create excellence in government by constantly striving to enhance public services to better serve the residents of the Virgin Islands.
These funds are intended to respond to workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency by providing Premium Pay to those workers who were both needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential services and unable to perform their duties remotely.
The Taxi Driver Stipend aims to assist USVI Taxi Drivers with cash assistance to address the negative economic impacts of the covid-19 public health emergency.
The Social Security Beneficiary stipend aims to assist USVI Social Security beneficiaries with cash assistance to address the negative economic impacts of the covid-19 public health emergency.