Public Assistance for all Categories (A-G and Z) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is available. Government of Guam agencies, private non-profit (PNP) organizations, and faith-based organizations have the opportunity to apply for funding reimbursements for the response and recovery efforts for Typhoon Mawar.
Eligible subrecipients may register their organization and submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) through FEMA’s Grants Portal. Entities without existing Grants Portal access or in need of updating their access may email firstname.lastname@example.org. All RPA submissions must be submitted via Grants Portal.
For more information, contact the Guam Recovery Office at (671) 588-1121 or via email at email@example.com.
Applicant Briefing Available June 29:
The Guam Recovery Office (GRO), with the Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense, in collaboration with FEMA, conducted FEMA Public Assistance Applicant Briefings for eligible subrecipients and will host one additional as a make-up for all those agencies that have missed the scheduled session:
Thursday, June 29, 2023, 1 p.m. at the Guam Museum
All attendees are advised to bring their laptops or electronic devices to access Grants Portal. GRO staff will be available to assist with establishing access to Grants Portal Accounts.
Funding Approved for Dislocated Workers:
The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration has been approved for $10.2 million in funding through the National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) to support Typhoon Mawar recovery efforts. This funding will support the hiring of 398 individuals to work for the village Mayors’ Offices, the Department of Parks and Recreations, the Department of Public Works, the Guam Environmental Protection Agency Debris Management Sites, and Mass Shelter Operations for jobs as Community Program Aides, Laborers, and Laborer Supervisors. Temporary workers will assist with village cleanup, green waste removal, trimming of fallen trees, plumbing, electrical work, carpentry, building repair and maintenance, food distribution, and mass shelter operations.
The priority for eligibility will be given to:
Individuals temporarily or permanently laid off as a consequence of the disaster declaration (Typhoon Mawar)
Dislocated Worker/Displaced Homemaker
Dislocated Worker is an individual who has been terminated or laid off or has received a notice of termination or layoff from employment.
Displaced homemaker is an individual who has worked in the home for a number of years and suddenly finds that they are the primary source of household income.
Unemployed at the time of eligibility determination; and
Has been unemployed for 12 or more non-consecutive weeks over the last 26 weeks; and
Has made an effort to find a job; or
Is an incarcerated individual within 6 months of release
Is underemployed at the time of eligibility determination; and
Has been unemployed for 12 or more non-consecutive weeks of the last 26 weeks; and
Has made an effort to find a job with self-sustaining wages/hours.
Interested applicants can contact their Mayors’ Offices for more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply. For a full directory of each of the 19 village Mayors, log on to mcog.guam.gov/directory, or contact the Mayors’ Council of Guam at (671) 472-6940 or (671) 477-8461. For more details on the NDWG program, contact the Guam Department of Labor at (671) 475-7000/1 or visit dol.guam.gov.
Visit the following links for the latest information:
Governor’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/govlouguam
GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
For more information, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.