The Childcare Workforce Retention Program opened on January 18, 2023 and closed on March 3, 2023. Read more for Child Care Workforce Retention Application Status Updates.
The Honorable Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero, Governor of Guam, and the Honorable Joshua F. Tenorio, Lieutenant Governor of Guam, have established Prugråman i Pinilan i Famagu’on Guåhan pursuant to Executive Order 2022-07. In addition to making child care more affordable for working families, Governor Leon Guerrero, Department of Public Health & Social Services (DPHSS), and Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA) are working together to support childcare providers, local families, businesses and non-profit organizations, provide opportunities for our youth to learn new skills and strengthen our community.
Guam’s regulated child care employers continue to experience unprecedented staffing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs are experiencing exceptionally high staff vacancy and turnover rates while also facing increasing pressure to revert back to pre-COVID operating schedules to support parents and caregivers who are returning to more in-person work.
In response, the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio administration is providing incentive payments to eligible child care staff to empower child care programs to remain open and support ongoing employment in the child care workforce. The Governor’s Child Care Workforce Retention Program opens on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 8:00AM and GEDA will accept applications until March 3, 2023 at 11:59pm. Completed applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and will be subject to the availability of funds.
For more details
Phone: (671) 647-4332
Email your completed application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also submit your printed application to:
Guam Economic Development Authority
590 S. Marine Corps Drive
ITC Building 5th Floor, Suite 511
For an employee to be eligible, the payrolled employee must operate or work for an active licensed child care facility, in accordance with Guam Public Law 31-73 – the Rules and Regulations for Child Care Facilities. The licensed facility must also be a registered Child Care and Development Funds (CCDF) Provider on a continuous basis that is currently open, serving children and located in Guam. The employee(s) of a CCDF Child Care Facility who works in an eligible position on a continuous basis, whether full-time or part-time, and meets the program criteria above may apply for a lump sum workforce retention grant.
The following entities shall not be eligible to receive assistance under this program:
Conditions & Requirements
This is non-competitive grant. Every eligible childcare employee that submits a complete application will receive a grant award. Funding is awarded based on completion of application. The single grant award amount will be determined by the continuous date and years of service of the employee as follows:
Dates of Service
March 1, 2020 – CURRENT
March 1, 2021 – CURRENT
March 1, 2022 – CURRENT
NOTE: Retention Grant payments may be taxable. Form 1099-G will be mailed in January showing the total grant benefits paid. If you move, you must report your new address as soon as possible to receive your Form 1099-G. Notification of your address change can be made on your account should be emailed to email@example.com or postal mailed to GEDA at: Guam Economic Development Authority ATTN: GEDA Childcare Grant Division 590 South Marine Corps Drive, ITC Bldg., Suite 511 Tamuning, Guam 96913
Application Period (One application per person)
Completed applications or questions regarding the program, can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org beginning 8:00 a.m. on January 18, 2023. Deadline is 11:59 PM on March 3, 2023 and is subject to the availability of funds. The Guam Childcare Program reserves the right to include additional conditions and requirements as needed to comply with the program. Applications that are hand delivered to GEDA’s office will not be reviewed until the next business day. Email submissions are highly encouraged.
Childcare Workforce Retention Application (Application Period has ended as of March 3, 2023)
Last modified: 05/19/2023