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VIEDA to host free, informational webinar for non-profit organizations

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – May 19, 2020 — The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will host a free informational webinar titled, “Nonprofits COVID-19 Assistance” at 10AM on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.        

This webinar will be conducted via Zoom, a software-based platform for video and audio communications. Nonprofit and religious organizations can register for the webinar at

This webinar will feature the following representatives and their agencies:

  • Ted Gutierrez, state director, Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center
  • (VI SBDC)
  • Deanna J. James, president, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development
  • A representative from the Office of the Lt. Governor of the USVI

The discussion will highlight:

  1. how to apply for available COVID-19 funding programs as a nonprofit organization,
  2. technical assistance that is available from the VI SBDC, and
  3. updates for nonprofit organizations from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

For more information, contact Shanell Petersen, VIEDA Managing Director, Marketing and Vision 2040 at


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