The Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA) has established a Qualifying Certificate Community Contribution (QCCC) Grant Program to support our local community and is encouraging eligible applicants to apply. This grant program is paid for with funds from QC Beneficiary Guam Regional Medical City.

Qualifying Certificate Community Contribution Series 5 Information Session Presentation:

WHO MAY APPLY?

  • Applicants must be a registered Guam non-profit organization (NPO) or government of Guam department or agency.

INELIGIBLE APPLICANTS INCLUDE:

  • Individuals
  • For profit Organizations and profit-making enterprise NPOs
  • Private operating foundation
  • Fraternal, military, service clubs, or similar organizations whose principle activity is for the benefit of its members
  • Programs that directly benefit members of the Board or Staff of GEDA or their families to the second (2nd) degree of consanguinity

PROGRAM AREAS OF INTEREST

  • Project must fall within one of the following five (5) categories:
    1. Health Care (priority to the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority and the Department of Public Health and Social Services)
    2. Public Safety
    3. Higher Education
    4. Cultural Preservation
    5. Economic Development with a priority on the promotion of the medical industry and small business

CONDITIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Project must be able to be completed within twelve (12) months after the grant is awarded or disbursed fund must be returned, and remaining funds will be forfeited and remain with the grant program.
  • GEDA requires any government of Guam grantee to conform to the government of Guam procurement law (Chapter 5, Division 1, Title 5 of the Guam Code Annotated).
  • Non-government of Guam grantee must, at a minimum, obtain three (3) vendor quotes for items to be purchased over $15,000.
  • Grantee must publicly acknowledge the Qualifying Certificate contributor and GEDA.
  • GEDA does not require cost-sharing by grantees but highly encourages such cost-sharing plans, if any, to be included in its application.
  • Grantee shall submit final program report at the end of the twelve (12) month period.
  • Program participants shall obtain certifications at the end of each program.
  • GEDA reserves the right to include additional conditions and requirements including but no limited to progress and financial reports.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR GRANT APPLICATION

  • Submit applications and supporting documents via email at qcgrants@investguam.com. However, if documents must be hand delivered, we ask that you bring a coy to be stamped by our receptionist. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE COPIES.

Application Information

  • Date; Date of application submitted
  • Organization; Legal name of the organization submitting proposal
  • Funding Request Amount
  • Year Founded; if applicable
  • Address; The organization's mailing address
  • Phone/Email/Website
  • Tax ID number/Certification; If a non-profit, copy of your 501 certificate and most recently filed Form 990 and Form W-9. If a government of Guam Agency or Department, submit Form W-9.
  • President/Executive Director
  • Point of Contact; Primary organization contact

Organization Capacity

  • Applicant organizational structure

Use of Funds

  • Total Project Budget, please use form provided.
  • Represent how much the project will cost and how the money will be used. If the proposed project includes other funding, identify all sources and amounts.
  • Project will be funded by issuance of a grant agreement.
  • The recipient shall obtain prior approval from GEDA for any budget or program revisions.
  1. NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY
    • GEDA will issue a Notice of Funding Availability as Qualifying Certificate Community Contribution funds become available. This begins the QCCC Grant Program process.
  2. APPLICATION FORM
    • The application must be completed with supporting documentation and submitted by the grant deadline. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of this form as well as required supporting documents.
  3. GEDA STAFF REVIEW
    • The application is initially screened by GEDA staff and prepared for review by the Grant Evaluation Committee.
  4. GEDA EVALUATION COMMITTEE
    • Committee Members include one (1) GEDA Board Director, but no more than three (3), the GEDA CEO/Administrator, the GEDA Deputy Administrator, at least one (1) manager from GEDA,  and at least one (1) community member. The application will be reviewed and recommended for approval or disapproval to the GEDA Board.
  5. GEDA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    • Applications recommended by the Grant Evaluation Committee will be introduced at a GEDA board meeting.
  6. NOTICE OF ACTION
    • Applicants are informed of the GEDA Board's decision. If an application is not approved, the applicant will be notified.
  7. GRANT COMPLIANCE MONITORING
    • The GEDA Compliance Division will monitor the awarded grant to ensure the grant funds are used as intended.
WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM GRANT AWARD?
  • The maximum grant award for this grant series is $25,000.
  • We highly encourage small $10,000 grant requests.
WHAT COSTS CAN AND CANNOT BE FUNDED BY THE GRANT?
  • GEDA reserves the right to determine what costs are allowable or unallowable. The following is a general guide on allowable and unallowable costs:
    • Allowable Costs
      • Short-term staffing costs
      • Advertising, publicity, promotion, marketing, printing, and publishing costs
      • Administration (i.e. communication, postage, and stationary expenses)
      • Document preparation or printing
    • Unallowable Costs
      • Accommodation costs (i.e. hotels, short term vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts)
      • Conference attendance costs
      • Off-island travel
IS THERE A DEADLINE TO USE THE GRANT MONEY WHEN AWARDED?
  • Grant funds must be used within twelve (12) months of award.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR GRANT APPLICATION?
  • Friday, December 3, 2021 at 5:00 PM
WHEN WILL GRANT FUNDS BE AWARDED?
  • Depending on the number of applications, awardees and non-awardees should hear feedback within thirty (30) days.
NOTICE OF POTENTIAL DISCLOSURE UNDER FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
  • Applications should be advised that identifying information regarding all applications, including applicant names and/or points of contact, may be subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, whether or not such applicants are selected for negotiation of award.
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