GEDA’s QC Program Continues Fostering Community Contributions

Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero, Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio, and Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA) Administrator Mel Mendiola joined representatives from the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on Wednesday as they presented $100,000 in community contributions to the University of Guam (UOG) School of Health and Guam Community College (GCC) Allied Health Department, respectively. 

“Throughout the pandemic, the health of our community has remained our top priority, and these QC contributions will further help to strengthen our healthcare system and incentivize the growth of local healthcare providers,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “As a nurse, I know the challenges and gratitude that comes with helping patients when they need us most. Our administration looks forward to leveraging these contributions to expand and enhance Guam’s nursing programs and provide our future healthcare workers the quality education and resources they deserve.”

“These contributions support UOG’s plans to expand their nursing program and provide scholarships, equipment, and professional development to the students of GCC’s Allied Health Department,” said Lt. Governor Tenorio. “We recognize the success of these professional programs and the incredible impact they have on our island’s nurses. We thank the GRMC for helping us to build a better Guam by investing in nursing education and advancement. Together, we are maximizing every opportunity to provide meaningful support for our island’s students.”

“GRMC has had the honor of providing specialty and acute hospital care for the people of Guam over the past seven years. We are delighted that the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration, along with the GEDA Board, have decided to reinvest a majority of our annual Qualifying Certificate public investment funds into UOG, GCC, and more than a dozen community organizations that will further benefit our island community and the healthcare system,” said Alan Funtanilla, GRMC President & CEO.

The Qualifying Certificate program is an economic incentive tool that encourages investment in activities that strengthen the island’s economy, enrich industry growth, and enhance the quality of life in Guam. Community contributions are required of QC program beneficiaries. 

For more information on the QC program and other economic investment incentives, visit or contact GEDA at 671-647-4332.


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