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VIEDA to host second free informational webinar on COVID-19 Assistance for USVI nonprofit organizations, religious institutions

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – June 9, 2020 — The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) will host a free informational webinar titled, “Nonprofits and Religious Institutions COVID-19 Assistance” at 10AM on Wednesday, June 10, 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
Upon registration, individuals will receive a unique link with details on joining the webinar.
This webinar will feature the following representatives and their agencies:
  • Wayne Huddleston, senior area director, U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Virgin Islands (Puerto Rico and USVI Division)
  • Ted Gutierrez, state director, V.I. Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC)
  • Denise Johannes, director, Division of Trademarks and Corporations, Office of the Lt. Governor
  • Deanna J. James, president, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development
The discussion will highlight:
1.     how to apply for available COVID-19 funding programs as a nonprofit organization and
religious 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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