Increase the Amount of Federal Grant Money into the Territory

  • Generates money to fill vacancies and open new positions

  • Gives local agencies money to increase efficiency

  • Stops the return of money to the federal government

  • Modernizes local government offices with updated resources

  • Produces money for the training and development of staff

  • Allows staff empowerment and upward mobility

Stop the Decline of New Businesses to the Territory and the Hardships Endured by Established VI Businesses

  • Re-write policies, processes and regulations that are Anti-business

  • Incentivize banks who lend and provide capital to small businesses

  • Find new ways to generate funds without overtaxing small businesses

  • Create a path for local businesses to hire more people

  • Simplify the business registration process

  • Link the University of the Virgin Islands and Economic Development Authority (EDA) to generate more business start ups

  • Increase immigration assistance to help immigrants start businesses

Push the Development and Strengthening of the Agriculture Infrastructure

  • Offer classes to farmers to increase food production and farming efficiency

  • Work with Agriculture and Education to correct the Farm to School program

  • Increase the Department of Agriculture's Annual Budget

  • Create a partnership with Bureau of Corrections and Agriculture to provide labor and training

  • Tie small business training to renewing farmer licenses

Local First Initiative in Government Contracting! Connect Every Local Contract to a Local Employee or Business

  • Keep money recycling in the territory

  • Create legislation to strengthen the chance for local businesses to be awarded contracts

  • Launch "BIDVI" to help local contractors prepare their proposals to increase chances of getting government contracts

Strengthen the System for Mental Health Patients and Domestic Violence Victims

  • Support system for families of mental health patients

  • Expand the mental health workforce

  • Increase prevention, treatment, and recovery services

Create a More Resourceful and Supportive Educational Environment for Teachers

  • Increase the grant writing and grant management teams in Education

  • Acquire up to date textbooks

  • Provide technology in the classrooms

  • Adequate training opportunities for teachers and support staff

Transform the Healthcare System

  • Implement healthcare for the unemployed

  • Eliminate custom and excise tax on medication

  • Improve the hospital's efficiency and profitability

  • More housing for elderly residents

Get More Young Men to Complete High School, Learn a Trade or Go to College

  • Incentivize learning by implementing pay while you learn programs

  • Align Dept. of Labor apprenticeships with Junior and High Schools

  • Strengthen vocational and trade programs

  • Get teachers training on how to create “male friendly” classrooms

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© Sen. Allison DeGazon 33rd Legislature 2020.

1108 King Street, HAmilton House

Christiansted Virgin Islands 00820  

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