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GEDA and DPHSS Division of Children’s Wellness Launch 2024 Early Childhood Workforce Retention Grant

Up to $5,000.00 in Grant Funding for Eligible Applicants

The Guam Economic Development Authority and the Department of Public Health and Social Services Division of Children’s Wellness are pleased to announce the launch of the 2024 Early Childhood Workforce Retention Grant. This grant will support the Early Childhood Workforce.

The 2024 Early Childhood Workforce Retention Grant supports the individuals who work directly with children, including Child Care Center Directors, Child Care Center Assistant Directors, Lead and Assistant Child Care Providers, HeadStart Program Teachers, Early Childhood Special Education Teachers, Pre-Kinder Teachers, Pre-GATE Teachers, Aides, Teachers’ Aides/Assistants, Caregivers, Kitchen Staffs (Child Care Development Fund Licensed Child Care Centers Only), Kindergarten Teachers (Public/Private Schools), Guam Early Intervention Services Staff, Department of Defense Education Activity Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten Teachers, and Pre-Kinder Teachers.


The Grant Awards are as follows:

Six months to one year and elven months

June 5, 2022 – December 4, 2023


Two years to three years and eleven months

June 5, 2020 – June 4, 2022


Four years or more

June 4, 2020 or Prior


Application and eligibility information are available at The application period opens June 4 and closes July 5, 2024 at 5 p.m. Completed applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and will be subject to the availability of funds.

“Our administration has prioritized and consistently made significant investments in childcare. Recognizing that empowering parents bolsters our workforce and enhances our overall economy, we are committed to this cause,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “The launch of this initiative highlights our ongoing efforts to expand and fortify this essential component of our workforce, and we encourage all those eligible to apply.”


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