Application Period Open through December 30, 2022
Hagåtña, Guam – The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration, in coordination with the Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA) and the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS), today announced the final round of the Governor’s Community Care and After School Child Care Programs. These programs fall under Prugråman i Pinilan i Famagu’on Guåhan (Prugråman Pinilan), making child care more affordable and accessible for working families. These new programs provide additional support to childcare providers, local businesses, and non-profit organizations, expand community education opportunities and encourage job creation. Application and eligibility information are available at investguam.com. The application period opens on Monday, November 21, 2022 and will remain open through December 30, 2022, and is subject to the availability of funds.
“We are proud to report that 89 Community and after school programs have been awarded over $3.8 million in grant funding to continue helping children learn and thrive while keeping our communities safe and healthy,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “We are again inviting local businesses and non-profit groups who offer youth programs and after-school activities to apply for this final round of grant funding. Affordability and access to childcare continue to be a major challenge for many families, and we are grateful for the continued success of these programs.”
“Our Prugråman Pinilan initiatives provide relief to working families, support for local businesses, and are building a healthy and prosperous future for Guam,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “These programs also give working families increased buying power and give our kids tremendous opportunities to learn new skills and empower our community.”
To apply for the Governor’s Community Care and After School Care Programs, childcare providers must have either a Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) License or CCDF Certification issued by the DPHSS or a current business license issued by the Department of Revenue & Taxation (DRT) on or before March 11, 2021, pursuant to federal law and guidelines for the CCDF program. Eligibility requirements and program information can be found on the GEDA website at www.investguam.com
The Governor’s Community Care Program supports programs such as Summer or Holiday Camps offered by Non-Profit Organizations and Residential Communities offering programs for children ages 5-13 years old. Award amount shall not exceed $50,000 per program with a maximum award amount of $100,000 per organization.
The Governor’s After School Care Program supports programs for local private schools and non-school providers, including performing arts studios, martial arts centers, and sports camps providing services to children ages 5-13 years old that are not already receiving Guam Department of Education (GDOE) funding.
a. Local Private Schools – award amount shall not exceed $50,000 per program based on enrollment for the use to enhance after school operations. The maximum award amount shall not exceed $100,000 per organization
b. Non-School Providers – Award amount shall not exceed $50,000 per program with a
maximum award amount of $100,000 per organization.
These grant funds must be used no later than September 30, 2023. Funding can be used to cover personnel costs, rent, utilities, facilities maintenance, insurance, personal protective equipment, supplies, goods, services and/or mental health services.
For more information, visit investguam.com or contact GEDA at 671-647-4332.