JIC Recovery Release No. 71 - Applications for D-SNAP Program Accepted through Saturday; RISEUP Last Day to Apply is Tomorrow, June 30


JIC Recovery Release No. 71 - Applications for D-SNAP Program Accepted through Saturday; RISEUP Last Day to Apply is Tomorrow, June 30

Applications for D-SNAP Program Accepted through Saturday:

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 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 June 28, DPHSS received a total of 24,701 applicants, with 96.9% 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.) 

Guam Premium Outlet (GPO) 

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


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, drinks and a pen. 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.  


RISEUP Last Day to Apply is Tomorrow, June 30:

The U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in coordination with the Office of the Governor, Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Mayor’s Council of Guam, continue the Roofing Installation Support Emergency Utilization Program (RISEUP) to help temporarily repair metal roofs damaged by Typhoon Mawar. 


The last day to apply is Friday, June 30, 2023. 

Guam residents who have damaged metal roofs can enroll for the program through their Mayor’s office. There are three steps to sign up:

  1. Guam residents contact their Mayor’s office to apply.

  2. Resident’s roof damage is assessed for eligibility.

  3. If eligible, a temporary metal roof is installed.


Emergency roof repair assistance is limited to pre-disaster owner-occupied residences. Repairs to commercial properties, including rental units are ineligible.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

  • Dwellings must have disaster-caused roof damage that impacts habitability.

  • Dwellings must be otherwise structurally sound. Only dwellings that can be safely occupied after the roof repairs have been completed are eligible. Dwellings that are affected by disaster-caused utility outages are not disqualified based on utility outages alone.

  • Approximately 50% of roof substructure (rafters/trusses) must remain, as determined by USACE.

  • The damaged roof must cover indoor living space completely enclosed by walls. Living space includes facilities for cooking, eating, sleeping and sanitation. Outdoor kitchens with a damaged roof covering will qualify to the extent that it covers the dwelling’s only means of cooking and storing food. Garages, carports, porches, etc. do not qualify.

  • Repairs will only be performed on dwellings with pre-disaster metal roofs. Roofs composed of materials such as concrete, slate, asbestos or clay tile, or other material are not covered under this program.

  • Homes unable to be assessed are not eligible. Accessibility is the responsibility of the resident and GovGuam.


Visit the following links for the latest information:


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

> View D-SNAP FAQs

> View RISEUP Deadline 29 June



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