JIC Recovery Release No. 69 - 30 Days Left to Apply for FEMA Assistance; D-SNAP Extended to July 1


JIC Recovery Release No. 69 - 30 Days Left to Apply for FEMA Assistance; D-SNAP Extended to July 1

30 Days Left to Apply for FEMA Assistance; 
D-SNAP Extended to July 1

Guam residents with losses caused by Typhoon Mawar have 30 days remaining to register for federal disaster assistance. The deadline to apply for FEMA individual assistance is July 27.

FEMA assistance may include grants to help homeowners and renters pay for:

  • Temporary housing for those displaced from their disaster-damaged primary homes.

  • Essential repairs to owner-occupied primary homes including structural components such as foundation, exterior walls and roof, and interior areas such as ceiling and floors.

  • Replacement of personal property including specialized tools for employment, household items, appliances and vehicle repair or replacement.

  • Other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance, including medical, dental, moving and child-care expenses as well as funeral and transportation expenses.

Typhoon Mawar survivors should register for assistance even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help after their claims have been settled.

If you haven’t applied for federal disaster assistance yet, please do so at disasterassistance.gov, by using the FEMA mobile app, by calling 800-621-3362 (The Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no cost for Guam residents) or by stopping by a Disaster Recovery Center located at Guam Community College, Juan M. Guerrero Elementary School, C.L. Taitano Elementary School and Inalahan Community Center.

D-SNAP Program Extended:

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) announced a three-day extension for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). The D-SNAP extension will start on Thursday, June 29, 2023, through Saturday, July 1, 2023. This is to accommodate the high volume of D-SNAP applicants. 

The extension will be used as make-up days for those who were unable to apply during the original seven-day period. The seven-day period for D-SNAP is a standard duration approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) across the nation during times of crisis. An extension may be granted by the USDA’s Food Nutrition Service (FNS) depending on the volume of demand for D-SNAP.  

As of Sunday, June 25, 2023, DPHSS received a total of 12,496 applications, with 96.4% of non-SNAP applicants approved to receive D-SNAP benefits.   

All applications must be submitted in person to any one of the three designated enrollment sites. Line cut-off times are subject to the length of the line at each respective location and will be determined on a day-by-day basis. 



D-SNAP Hours of Operation 

Micronesia Mall 

Thursday (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.) 

Friday - Saturday (10 a.m. - 9 p.m.) 

(Micronesia Mall Hours) 

Guam Premium Outlet (GPO) 

Thursday – Saturday (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.) 

 (GPO Hours) 

Inalåhan Senior Citizens Center 


Thursday – Saturday (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.) 



When applying, residents are encouraged to bring items to help them feel comfortable waiting in line, such as portable chairs, umbrellas, snacks, and drinks. Applicants are also reminded to take their medication.    

Due to the high volume of D-SNAP applicants, those who were approved may see their benefits within five to seven days.  

Visit the following links for the latest information:

For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.



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