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GHS/OCD Encourages Applicants for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program; Application Deadline Extended to May 9

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) announced on February 9, 2022 that Guam is expected to receive $6 million in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). This funding is available for Government of Guam entities and private non-profit organizations to address mitigation measures and infrastructural improvements. The application period opened on February 7, 2022. The original deadline for Sub-applications was on March 9, 2022 and is now being extended to May 9, 2022.

JIC RELEASE NO. 1004 - Two COVID-19-related Fatalities Reported; Cumulative COVID-19 Test Results: 42 New Cases, 13 Hospitalized; Changes Made to COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Schedule

Two COVID-19-related Fatalities Reported

Today, the Joint Information Center was notified of two COVID-19-related fatalities: 

  • The 341st COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) on March 25, 2022. The patient was a 78-year-old female, unvaccinated, who tested positive on March 26.

GHS/OCD, JRM, NBG, and AAFB to Conduct Routine Testing of Advanced Warning Systems

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), Joint Region Marianas (JRM), U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), and Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB) will conduct routine testing of the vital communication and advance warning system sirens, respectively, on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, starting at 3:15 p.m.

GHS/OCD will test the nineteen (19) All Hazards Alert Warning System (AHAWS) sirens in conjunction with JRM, NBG, and AAFB monthly routine testing of the “Giant Voice (GV)” sirens.

GHS/OCD Encourages Participation for the FY22 Nonprofit Security Grant Program Technical Assistance Webinars

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD), in an effort to provide Guam’s local nonprofit organizations with the most up to date information on potential grant funding, encourages participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grant Program Directorate (GPD) upcoming virtual webinars regarding the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP).