OVER 3K apply for prugraman salappe on opening day
Hagåtña, Guam – The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration opened Prugråman Salåppe’ Ayudon i Taotao today, providing another stream of direct financial relief to the people of Guam. As of 2:30 p.m., the Department of Administration (DOA) reports they are in receipt of 3,115 virtual and 200 hard copy applications.
“Expanded eligibility requirements means more working families are supported by the financial relief available through Prugråman Salåppe,’” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “We recognize there is a sharp rise in the cost of living, challenging everyone’s ability to pay for gas and goods. As we emerge from the pandemic, our administration reactivated this program to provide our people additional support and secure our recovery. Apply today and encourage family and friends to visit doa.guam.gov. Together, we can focus on rebuilding our future.”
“When the price of gas and goods rise, every family feels the effects. That’s why our administration prioritized direct cash assistance and more inclusive eligibility rules to ensure this relief reaches most families facing hardship,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “There is $300 available per eligible applicant to strengthen our hold in Guam’s recovery. All applications must be submitted with supporting documents online, via email or hand-delivery.
Prugråman Salåppe’ Ayudon i Taotao was reactivated by Governor Leon Guerrero through executive order on February 22, 2022. Administered by DOA, the direct cash assistance program provides one payment of $300 to qualifying households and individuals using American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. Following verification of the application, DOA is directed to process qualified payments no later than 14 days from the date of verification.
DOA began accepting applications today and resolved minor issues immediately, including an initial high volume of online traffic upon opening and the submission of applications without supporting documents. DOA reminds all applicants to ensure submissions include the application and all supporting documents to avoid processing delays. For assistance or more information, visit doa.guam.gov or contact DOA at 671-638-3833/3834 or PSP@doa.guam.gov.