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 businesses and non-profit organizations, provide opportunities for our youth to learn new skills and strengthen our community. The Governor’s Relative Care Program opens on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 3:00PM and GEDA will accept applications until October 14, 2022 at 5pm. Completed applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and will be subject to the availability of funds.

The Governor’s Relative Care Program

Supports relative care providers with an initiative that makes child care more affordable and accessible for working families. Prugråman Pinilan provides additional support to child care providers, local businesses, and non-profit organizations, expands community education opportunities, encourages job creation, and now offers support for family members who care for children in a home setting. Total award amount shall not exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00). Additional consideration will be offered for applicants who are caring for children with special needs and will be on a case by case basis.

 

For more details

Phone: (671) 647-4332

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.investguam.com

Application Submission

Email your completed application to: [email protected]

You may also submit your printed application to:

Guam Economic Development Authority
590 S. Marine Corps Drive
ITC Building 5th Floor, Suite 511
Tamuning, Guam

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  • Relative Care Grant Application
  • Inspection Report completed by DPHSS
  • Price quotations and/or receipts for all grant fund purchases
  • Department of Administration (DOA) Vendor Record/Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Establishment
    • New vendor record applicants must provide proof of submission of their request to DOA
    • Applicants with existing vendor IDs must ensure they are enrolled for Electronic Funds Transfer with DOA

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, provider must be a:
  • Relative Care provider who received their certification from DPHSS beginning April 5, 2022; or
  • Relative Care provider who has been deemed eligible by DPHSS and are working with DPHSS for certification.

INELIGIBILITY

Ineligible organizations or providers include:
  • In-home providers – a family home in which children are cared and supervised in their own home setting; or
  • Child Care Development Fund licensed or certified center; or
  • Public or private schools

APPLICATION PERIOD

Applications will be accepted beginning Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 3pm. The deadline to submit an application will be Friday, October 14, 2022.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Download the grant application form from GEDA website at www.investguam.com or a hard copy of the application may be picked up at the GEDA office located on the 5th floor of the ITC Building, Tamuning between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
  2. Complete and submit the application form and all required documents via email to [email protected] or hand deliver to the GEDA Office.
  3. A unique application number will be assigned. Application will then be reviewed by GEDA and DPHSS.
  4. If application is complete and deemed eligible, a notice of grant award will be issued and sent to the applicant.
  5. If application is deemed ineligible, a notice of ineligibility will be issued and sent to the applicant with details of ineligibility.
  6. Payment request will be sent to the Department of Administration for payment of grant award.

USE OF PROGRAM FUNDS

Funds must be used before September 30, 2023. Allowable uses of grant funds include the following:
  • Facilities Maintenance – Allowable facility maintenance and improvements may include, but are not limited to, building or upgrading outdoor play area, renovating bathroom(s), installing railings or ramps to make the home more accessible, and removing non-load bearing walls to create additional space for social distancing.
  • Personal Protective Equipment, Cleaning, and other Health and Safety Equipment and Practices – Personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning and sanitization supplies and services, safety equipment, training and professional development relative to health and safety practices.
  • Equipment and Supplies – This category includes purchases of or upgrades to equipment and supplies to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. So long as the equipment and supplies are in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, they may include indoor and outdoor equipment and supplies that facilitate practices consistent with safety protocols and developmentally appropriate practice, as well as items needed to respond to new challenges, such as software and upgrades. This also includes technological upgrades that programs can use to collect data and report to lead agencies.
  • Goods and Services – This category includes any material good or service necessary for the operation of a child care program. Examples of goods that might be necessary to maintain or resume child care services include good and equipment and materials to facilitate play, learning, eating, diapering and toileting, or safe sleep. Examples  of services that are allowable include business automation training and support services, shared services, child care management services, and food services.
  • Mental Health Services – Infant and early childhood mental health consultation (IECMHC), an evidence-based, prevention-based strategy that teams mental health professionals with people who work with young children and their families to improve their social, emotional, and behavioral health and development in the settings where children learn and grow, is one example of an allowable mental health support.
*DPHSS & GEDA reserves the right to include additional conditions and requirements.

MAXIMUM AWARD AMOUNT

Total award amount shall not exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00). Additional consideration will be offered for applicants who are caring for children with special needs and will be on a case by case basis.