$1.8M Invested in 106 Community Projects Through QCCC Grants Since 2020

Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero, Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio and Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA) Administrator Mel Mendiola presented $323,446 in Qualifying Certificate Community Contribution (QCCC) Series 6 grant awards on Thursday to 15 recipients representing approved public service agencies and non-profit organizations. The QCCC program has awarded over $1.8 million to community partners since its inception in 2020 with funds from the Qualifying Certificate beneficiary Guam Regional Medical City.

“The QCCC program continues to support non-profit organizations, public service agencies and their plans to uplift our local community through projects in the areas of healthcare, public safety, economic development, higher education and cultural preservation,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “From the renovation of sports facilities and creation of inspiring murals to the enhancement of mental health resources and farm-to-table initiatives, QCCC grants empower change in our island. We have seen that a lot can be accomplished when the public and private sectors and non-profits work together on building a safer, healthier and more prosperous Guam.”

“To date, GEDA has distributed over $1.8 million to 106 community partners that utilized the funding to bring their impactful visions to life in our villages,” said Lt. Governor Tenorio. “We have received great feedback about the accessibility of the QCCC program and its effectiveness in helping the organizations that need it the most to achieve their valuable missions. We thank the GRMC and the latest batch of grant recipients for their strong commitment to our island.”

“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.

Applicant NameAward AmountProject/Use of Funds
Guam Memorial Hospital$25,000Improve Patient Experience Program. Institutional membership with Beryl Institute.  Formation of a Patient Family Advisory Council. Relationship-centered communication training. Patient Experience Consultant  consultation/subscriptions/memberships
Guam Police Department$25,000Three (3) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) & FAA Certification & Operator/Pilot Training
University of Guam Endowment Foundation$23,00050-foot canoe house for UOG’s Traditional Seafaring Program
Catholic Social Services Guam$14,028To replenish foods items in the Food Pantry that services households with food instability and homeless individuals
Manhoben Swim Club$10,970Pool rental fees and lifeguard fees for 12 months, CPR certification for 20 participants, misc. swimming equipment to be utilized by club members
Guam National Red Cross$25,000Generator & NICRA Indirect Costs
Diabetes Foundation of Guam, Inc.$24,998Community Health Care Worker Training and a 9-month Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program
Guam Homeless Coalition$25,000Project Coordinator & Marketing company to create shorts video’s that highlight GHC’s various programs that support individuals and families experiencing homelessness
Hui Nalu Ocean Club $25,000Water safety and swimming skills for beginners to include CPR/first aid Training and Certification, Preserving & Developing island knowledge of reading and interpreting ocean environments. Etiquette for the ocean and beach used to include fishing and surf etiquette. Develop ocean recreational skills (stand-up paddling, surfing and fishing
Women in Aviation Int’l Guam Chapter$12,000Provide one scholarship to become certified as a pilot on a Cessna 172P to an individual interested in being a pilot or pursue an aerospace career 
Asmuyao Community School$25,000Peer support/peer counseling training to assist individuals in middle and high school or adults, who may be pre-suicidal or depressed. Short-term staffing & printing & publishing instructional materials
Guam Seventh-day Adventist Clinic$25,000Newstart Nutrition program for un-insured or Medicaid/MIP patients. Food for the program, staffing & advertisement costs
Kuchu Organization$25,000Design & building open air gym, w/office & restrooms
American Legion Mid Pacific, Post 1$13,450Development and Training for Youth and Senior Veteran’s (Disabled) Outreach Program. Provide  support to local youth academic and athletic programs . Purchase needed equipment (Wheel chairs, crutches, canes, etc.) for senior and disabled veterans. Meals for at risk youth
Ulitao$25,000Youth-focused apprentice seafarers who will be taught to construct and sail canoes while connecting them to their culture, valuable skills, and infusing in them core CHamoru values    

To view the check presentation in its entirety, visit facebook.com/govlouguam

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


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