Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration Utilizing Resources for Direct Utility Relief
Hagåtña, Guam – The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration has received a historic $1.4 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to address utility costs and provide more home energy relief for Guam’s families. The supplemental funding of $816,537 comes from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and is in addition the island’s typical annual appropriation of $611,253. Along with the successful Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program, the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration continues working with federal partners to provide critical resources and direct relief to families struggling with housing and utility costs.
“At a time when many continue to experience the financial impacts of the pandemic, it is important now more than ever to ensure that we power through as a community and work to keep everyone’s lights on,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “This historic amount of home energy funding will build on my administration’s persistent efforts to provide direct relief where it helps our families most. In line with our successful ERA Program, we have made significant progress in delivering assistance to our community and will continue making relief a priority.”
“This funding will help our island’s families with past-due utility bills and provide ongoing assistance with energy costs to help distressed renters avoid shut-offs and keep current on obligations,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “We will continue to pursue and provide resources for our people in need.”