GEDA to hold information session on QCCC grant program

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Guam Economic Development Authority (PNC file photo)

The Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA) will host an information session for Series 3 of the Qualifying Certificate Community Contribution (QCCC) Grant Program at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021.

The program will provide grant funding up to $50,000 per award to non-profit organizations (NPOs) and Government of Guam departments or agencies toward eligible projects and programs with an emphasis on workforce and entrepreneurship development. The recipients must provide training opportunities or foster business development and innovation as Guam recovers from COVID-19.

During the information session, GEDA will give an overview of the program; its successes in our communities, step-by-step of the application, and advice for successful submissions.

“GEDA is committed to reigniting the entrepreneurial spirit and strengthening our local workforce as the economy recovers from the pandemic,” stated Melanie Mendiola, CEO/Administrator. “Through the QCCC Grant Program, we hope to support initiatives that provide unemployed and underemployed workers with the critical skill sets needed to reenter the workforce and jumpstart the rebuilding and expansion of our industries.”

Potential projects must aid in the re-training of unemployed or underemployed persons or development of new small businesses. This grant funding is provided by the Qualifying Certificate Community Contributions from the Guam Regional Medical City and TNN Guam dba Tsubaki Hotel.

“We encourage NPOs and Government of Guam agencies with workforce or economic development programs to join our QCCC Grant Program Information Session and learn more about how GEDA can support your efforts” stated Melanie Mendiola, CEO/Administrator.

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend the virtual information session to learn more about the QCCC Grant Program and the application process on Friday, February 19, 2021, at 10 a.m. To register for the information session, click on the orange banner at the top of our website at www.investguam.com.

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