March 30, 2020
3:00 – 4:30 PM ET (6:00 – 7:30 pm MST)
Price: Free


The federal government offers a number of different financial programs and resources to help communities and businesses respond and recover during and after a crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be unprecedented in nearly every way possible, which makes understanding your options even more important. Our second webinar in this series will convene top experts in understanding, leveraging and deploying financial programs and resources, including those from SBA, CDBG and EDA.

We’ll discuss:

  • SBA’s available resources, how to access them, and what changes may be coming
  • Various funding sources, such as the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL), Disaster Loan Assistance, and business interruption assistance
  • EDA’s role in providing financing for businesses
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) tools to support businesses
  • How to connect with your Small Business Development Center and local lenders
  • How best to communicate with your businesses and community leaders on what’s available and how to use it



The Honorable Jane Campbell

Senior Fellow
International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
Washington, DC

Jane Campbell was the first – and to date only – woman elected Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. Her election in 2001 followed 17 years in elected life including the Ohio House of Representatives and the Cuyahoga County Commission.

More recently, in 2014, Campbell opened the Washington Office of the National Development Council, focused on advocacy for federal investment in community and economic development. When NDC closed that office in the fall of 2018 Campbell created her own business providing consulting in economic development and government relations with a special expertise in Opportunity Zones. She serves as a senior fellow at the International Economic Development Council.



Robin Barnes

Resilience Resolutions
New Orleans, LA

William Briggs

Deputy Associate Administrator
U.S. Small Business Administration’s  Office of Capital Access
Washington, DC

Alejandro (Alex) Contreras

Director of the Office of Preparedness,
Communication and Coordination
U.S. Small Business Administration
Office of Disaster Advocacy
Washington, DC

Vincent Dicara

DiCara Training and Consulting
Brunswick, ME

Brett Doney, CEcD, FM

President & CEO
Great Falls Montana Development Authority
Great Falls, MT

John Zakian

National Disaster Resilience Grant Program Manager
City of Minot
Minot, ND