Application Period Ongoing through July 27, 2022
Hagåtña, Guam – The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration is proud to provide more direct cash assistance to the people of Guam through Prugråman Salåppe’ Ayudon I Taotao (Prugråman Salåppe’ 3). In total, 14,484 payments are being processed for distribution this week, totaling $7,242,000. Prugraman Salåppe’ 3 increased direct cash assistance, expanded eligibility income limit, and removed the cap for household size to bring more relief to even more working families. The Department of Administration (DOA) will continue to accept new applications through July 27, 2022.
“Since we’ve expanded eligibility and extended the deadline, Prugråman Salåppe’ has served as a critical source of relief that is helping more of our people meet the rising cost of gas and power,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Right now, we are working diligently to deliver over 14,000 payments totaling over $7 million in direct cash assistance to support those in need. Our Administration is committed to investing in everyone’s ability to recover. We remind those struggling that we have increased the income eligibility to help even more people qualify.”
“We encourage those who did not apply for round two of Prugråman Salappe’ to apply today at doa.guam.gov,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “We additionally continue to work with Senator Joe San Agustin on legislation that will provide our people a separate monthly credit of $100 to offset the rising power rates over five months. This supplemental $500 benefit will build on the relief available through Prugråman Salåppe’ 3 and further alleviate the cost of living for all.”
Prugramån Salåppe’ 3 authorizes the distribution of additional direct aid cash assistance in a single lump-sum payment of $500 to qualifying individuals and households to alleviate the rising cost of gas and affected utilities. Applicants who received aid for the last round of Prugråman Salåppe’ do not have to submit a new application to receive the additional aid. Past recipients will receive this supplemental aid through the method identified in their previous application. New applicants must meet established program eligibility requirements. Both new and existing applicants shall be subject to verification of eligibility at DOA’s discretion.
Eligible households and individuals who did not receive aid under the last round of Prugråman Salåppe’ are encouraged to apply online at doa.guam.gov. Hardcopy applications are available and can be submitted at the Prugråman Salåppe’ office on the 2nd floor of the ITC Building, Suite 215 and at the newly established Government of Guam Relief Center located on the third floor of the Bank of Hawaii building in Hagåtña. DOA advises that incomplete applications, including those missing required documents and identification, may delay payment. The program continues to process and accept missing supporting documents for pending applications under Prugråman Salåppe’ 2. If you have not yet received $300, email PSP@doa.guam.gov. Prugråman Salåppe’ staff are processing applications as quickly as possible and contacting applicants to address incomplete submissions.
For more information, visit doa.guam.gov or call DOA at 671-638-3833/34.