On September 29, 2020 Governor Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero established the Healthcare System Stabilization (HSS) Grant pursuant to Executive Order 2020-35.
The Governor of Guam has allocated CARES Act funding to the HSS grant in an effort to ensure the stable operation of Guam’s healthcare industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The HSS Grant Program providers whose licensure is governed by the Guam Board of Medical Examiners and/or behavior health providers whose licensure is governed by the Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners. The Program is administered by the Guam Economic Development Authority.
TIER ONE FACILITYAny and all healthcare facilities that are not designated as either Tier Two or Tier Three facilities under the COVID-19 Unified Response Effort (C.U.R.E.).
TIER TWO FACILITYAny and all healthcare facilities designated under C.U.R.E.
MEDICAL PROVIDERAny individual that currently practices in Guam that is licensed by the Guam Board of Medical Examiners.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROVIDERSAny individual that currently practices in Guam that is licensed by the Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners in the areas of clinical psychology, professional counseling, marriage family therapy and mental health counseling.
- Is either a Tier One or Tier Two healthcare facility as defined;
- Has a verifiable physical location where eligible healthcare and/or behavioral health services are provided;
- In order for the healthcare and/or behavioral health service to be eligible, it must be provided by practitioners that are either medical providers that are currently licensed by the Guam Board of Medical Examiners, and/or behavioral Health Providers that are currently licensed by the Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners;
- Tier One or Tier Two healthcare facility was in operation on or before October 1, 2019; and
- The Applicant can demonstrate any amount of business loss via either their BPT filings or some other acceptable form of documentation.
- Government of Guam and United States federal government healthcare and/or behavioral health facilities are not eligible to receive funds under this program.
- Grant Application
- Self Certification Form confirming information submitted is true and correct under penalty of perjury.
- License issued by the Guam Board of Medical Examiners.
- License issued by the Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners.
- A copy of current Guam Business License.
- GRT month ending filings from March 2019 to July 2020. (Stamped copies or E-filed copies are acceptable)
- For businesses who commenced operation on or after April 1, 2019, the GRT filings as of the first GRT filing month through July 2020 is required.
STEP 1: Calculate the annual or annualized gross receipts.
A. For businesses in operation on or before March 2019 to month ending February 2020, calculate annual gross receipts.
B. For new businesses that commenced operation after March 30, 2019 but before October 2019, calculate the annualized gross receipts by utilizing their first month end filing after they commence business to month ending February 2020.
STEP 2: Calculate three percent (3%) of annual gross receipts directly derived from patient care for Tier One facilities.
STEP 3: Calculate Guam Small Business Pandemic Assistance (GSBPA) Grant difference (if applicable).
A. If the HSS grant amount is more than the GSBPA grant received, applicant shall receive a HSS grant equal to the difference between the GSBPA grant and the amount approved under this program.
B. If the HSS grant amount is less than the GSBPA grant received, applicant will not receive any additional grant funds.