Governor extends disaster relief program

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero (PNC file photo)

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has signed Executive Order 2020-15 relative to the extension of the Disaster Relief Program – Prugråman Salåppe’ Ayudon I Taotao application period to June 12, 2020.

A total of 1,200 checks have been cut to date totaling $750,000.

All program recipients who are currently eligible and receiving benefits and those who have submitted an application but have not yet been processed under any of the public assistance programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Medicaid; MIP; Cash Assistance Programs (CAP); and Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Block Grant, will not need to submit a new application form to receive the Disaster Relief Program cash assistance.

DPHSS will provide a listing of all enrolled households to the Department of Administration (DOA). DOA will mail checks to the Head of the Household.

How to Apply:

Download and complete the “Disaster Relief Cash Assistance Program Application” available on the Department of Public Health and Social Services website ( The application is also available at the respective village Mayor’s Offices.

Send the signed application by email to or submit it to the Drop Box located at Castle Mall in Mangilao, Room 16 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Eligibility Criteria:

Total household’s gross monthly income must be equal to or below the 165% of the Federal Poverty Level

Head of Household must be 18 years old and above

Must provide proof of 6 months residency on Guam (examples: Landlords Statement, GHURA Contract), Statement of Living Arrangement (if living with individuals other than your family, Mayors Verification)

Must provide valid identification documents (Head of Household and its members): Driver’s License, or Guam Identification Card or Passport

Copy of each household member’s Social Security Card

DOA will verify eligibility based on the information submitted and mail checks to qualifying applicants. For information regarding check disbursements, please contact DOA at 475-1101, 475-1250 or 475-1221.

(JIC press release)