Hagåtña, Guam – The Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA) has awarded 14 non-profit organizations and government of Guam agencies a total of $339,640 in grant funds from the Qualifying Certificate Community Contribution Grant Program Series 5, made available through the Qualifying Certificate of the Guam Regional Medical City.
“During this season of giving, it is especially heartfelt to fund these very important community projects. This is the second round of awards this calendar year that have provided just under $1 million to 37 projects across different sectors of our community,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Funding for many of these organizations is always in short supply. I am happy to provide this opportunity through GEDA to get funds out quickly to where it is needed most.”
“We have seen this funding renovate village basketball courts, support mental health campaigns and create beautiful works of art all over our island,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “GEDA has worked collaboratively with non-profits hoping to make a positive impact and most often all they need is financial support. We are inspired by what these grants have made possible in the past and even more encouraged by the projects to come to fruition in the near future.”
The following organizations were awarded QC3 Series 5 funding out of 54 applications received:
|Applicant Name||Award Amount|
|Get Healthy Guam Coalition, Inc.||$15,000.00|
|Got Your Six Seven One, Inc.||$25,000.00|
|Cancer Care Assistance Foundation dba Guam Cancer Care||$25,000.00|
|Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence Corp.||$25,000.00|
|Mong Mong-Toto-Maite Mayor’s Office||$25,000.00|
|Mangilao Mayor’s Office||$25,000.00|
|Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteers Association||$25,000.00|
|Guam Preservation Trust||$25,000.00|
|University of Guam School of Health||$24,640.00|
|Guam Community College||$25,000.00|
|Pacific Historic Parks||$25,000.00|
|Piti Municipal Planning Council Association||$25,000.00|
|Inarajan Middle School MITY PATSSC||$25,000.00|
|Guam Hotel & Restaurant Association||$25,000.00|
The focus of this series of grants was on organizations with projects falling into one of five (5) categories: (1) health care, (2) public safety, (3) higher education, (4) cultural preservation, and (5) economic development. An evaluation panel selected organizations based on the strength of their programs and immediate impact to the community. Additionally, historical performance with regard to managing grant funding and organizational capacity was also a key criteria.
An awards ceremony will be held later this month.