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) presented checks totaling $1.6 million to 39 recipients awarded grant funding through a second round of the Governor’s Community Care and After School Care Programs.

“The businesses, non-profits, schools, faith-based and community-based organizations we’ve awarded funding are putting our children on the path to a healthy future and fostering environments that support their ability to make sustainable choices for life,” said Acting Governor Josh Tenorio. “Our Administration’s ambitious investments in child care are enhancing community learning opportunities and encouraging job creation. As we further Guam’s recovery, we look forward to continuing our support of all those strengthening our working families.”

The Governor’s Community Care and After School Care Programs are administered through Prugråman i Pinilan i Famagu’on Guåhan (Prugråman Pinilan) and 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 first round of grant awards were presented to 22 recipients in August 2022 with an average grant amount of $39,000.

Organization AmountDescription 
The Talent Box$75,000.00To expand after school and intersession dance programs, giving Guam’s children more opportunities and resources to learn different styles of dance.
Dear Tree Learning Center and Art Studio$49,600.00To expand their after school program dedicated to teaching children new and contemporary forms of visual art.
Santa Teresita Catholic Church$50,000.00To bolster their community programs aimed at serving children ages 4 and up. These community programs are intended for faith based children’s programs and mental health awareness.
Gracie Barra Martial Arts Academy$74,825.00To expand their after school and summer programs to offer more opportunities for Guam’s youth to train in jiu-jitsu and offer more accessible classes to children from low-income communities and children with disabilities.
Children’s Production Inc (SKIP Entertainment Co.)$99,899.00To bolster SKIP’s after school program as well as the winter, spring and summer 2023 intercessions to give children more opportunities and resources to learn and cultivate different styles of dance.
Wings FC Soccer Club$30,000.00To bolster team training activities and give the children more opportunities to train and love the sport of soccer
St. Francis Catholic School$47,246.00To launch new summer program to be offered to Guam’s youth to give them a positive faith base environment and give them opportunities to participate in a variety of age appropriate activities
Guam Amateur Baseball Association$80,280.00To bolster after school baseball leagues and host a summer camp baseball clinic aimed at teaching the youth the sport of baseball and educating the youth about drug, alcohol, and substance abuse
Guam Conservatory of Arts$100,000.00To expand the after school program and summer program aimed at teaching children about ballet, dance, and dramatic arts
Gametime Inc.$75,000.00To expand youth football league and establish summer camp aims at teaching kids football
Erica’s House Inc$50,000.00To offer more activities and supplies for children at the center
GALA Inc.$45,241.75To launch three summer programs and and one after school program  focused on suidicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, and providing age appropriate activities
Kidz Korner Child Care Center$49,920.00To launch after school program for homework help and tutoring services
Guam Elite Basketball (Micronesian Sports Foundation)$50,000.00To launch after school program that will offer basketball training clinics and fitness training to participating children
Art Beat Guam$99,800.00To launch after school program for students to create art and explore new art styles
Junior Achievement of Guam$50,000.00To launch three programs dedicated to teaching children about environmental sustainability
Guahan Sustainable Culture$50,000.00To launch after school program to help students with homework and participate in a community garden
Guam Junior Golf League$48,205.00To launch after school program and monthly tournaments
Guam Bowling Congress$29,495.00To establish a junior division of bowling league
Father Duenas Memorial School$100,000.00To launch intersession camp and summer camp in 2023
SIFA Learning Academy$50,000.00To launch after school sports programs for rugby, basketball, soccer and volleyball
Santa Barbara Catholic School$43,758.00To strengthen SBCS After school art club and music choir
Edtech Institute$91,680.47To launch Youth Volleyball Camp and Math Camp – Summer 2023

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


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