Second Round Application Period Open Now through August 25, 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 $861,201 in awards for the first round of the Governor’s Community Care and After School Child Care grants. These programs under Prugråman i Pinilan i Famagu’on Guåhan (Prugråman Pinilan) make child care more affordable and accessible for working families by providing additional support to child care providers, local businesses, and non-profit organizations. The programs also will expand community education opportunities and encourage job creation. The first round of grants includes 22 applications approved with an average grant amount of $39,000.

“Our administration continues to support community and after-school programs that help our children grow and thrive while keeping our island safe and healthy,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “These grants represent our investments in the local businesses and non-profit groups that offer youth programs and after-school activities. We are committed to helping them strengthen access to affordable childcare, so working families can focus on the road to recovery. We congratulate all providers and look forward to building upon the potential of this program.”

“We have made historic investments in Guam’s childcare industry to provide as many opportunities for working moms and dads to secure gainful jobs, promotions, and educational advancement,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “Prugråman Pinilan continues evolving to meet the needs of our families, and soon, we will be announcing expanded initiatives through a relative care program designed to help caregivers and caretakers with meaningful monetary support.”

Second Round of Funding Announced 

The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration announced a second round of Community Care and After School Care grants with applications currently being accepted through August 25, 2022 at 5 p.m. (subject to the availability of funds).

To be eligible for the Governor’s Community Care and After School Child Care Programs, 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. Additional eligibility requirements can be found on the GEDA website at

The Governor’s Community Care Program supports programs such as Summer Camps offered by Non-Profit Organizations and Residential Communities providing programs for children ages 5-13 years old. Award amount shall not exceed $50,000.00 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 such as 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 $50,000.00 per program based on enrollment to enhance after school operations. Maximum award amount of $100,000 per organization.

b. Non –School Providers – award amount shall exceed $50,000.00 per program with a maximum award amount of $100,000 per organization.

These grant funds must be used within one (1) year following grant award or 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. 

To view the check presentation in its entirety, visit For more information, visit or contact GEDA at 671-647-4332. 


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