Application period for $500 Prugraman Salappe program opens Monday


The following is a news release from the Office of the Governor of Guam:

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero signed Executive Order No. 2022-16 today launching the third round of Prugråman Salåppe’ Ayudon I Taotao (Prugråman Salåppe’ 3) with increased direct cash assistance and expanded eligibility to bring more relief to even more working families. The Department of Administration (DOA) will begin accepting new applications on Monday, June 27 to July 27, 2022.

“With our island’s businesses reopening and activities resuming, our focus is shifting to implementing aggressive recovery efforts that will enhance and stabilize our economy. The high cost of fuel is hindering similar efforts across the nation,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “We understand the uncertainties our people must overcome on the road to recovery. We will continue to stand with you and do everything within our power to help the most vulnerable among us get through this difficult time and ensure a prosperous future for all.”

“Prugråman Salåppe’ 3 builds on our efforts to revive our economy, help our people get back to work, and assist those in our community most impacted by the pandemic,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “The rising prices at the pump are affecting more and more people with each increase. To maximize our efforts to bring relief to as many families facing hardship as possible, we increased the income levels as allowable under poverty guidelines, expanded eligibility, and are reaching more working families with the direct cash assistance they need right now.”

Prugramån Salåppe’ 3 authorizes the distribution of additional direct aid cash assistance in a single lump-sum payment of $500 to qualifying individuals and households to alleviate the rising cost of gas and affected utilities. Applicants who received aid for the last round of Prugråman Salåppe’ do not have to submit a new application to receive the additional aid. Past recipients will receive this supplemental aid through the method identified in their previous application. New applicants must meet established program eligibility requirements. Both new and existing applicants shall be subject to verification of eligibility at DOA’s discretion.

Eligible households and individuals who did not receive aid under the last round of Prugråman Salåppe’ are encouraged to apply online at doa.guam.gov. Applications are also available at the Prugråman Salåppe’ office on the 2nd floor of the ITC Building, Suite 215. Applications with supporting documents may be submitted via email to [email protected] DOA advises that incomplete applications, including those missing required documents and identification, may delay payment. The program continues to accept missing supporting documents for pending applications. Prugråman Salåppe’ staff are processing applications as quickly as possible and contacting applicants to address incomplete submissions. For more information, visit doa.guam.gov or call 671-638-3833/34.

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The money the administration is using for this cash relief program was given to the government of Guam by the U.S. Congress from funds paid by the American taxpayer. Congressman Michael San Nicolas fought for Guam’s inclusion in these discretionary funds through the American Rescue Plan stimulus passed in January 2021.


15 Comments

  • Carmen B Salas

      07/12/2022 at 10:44 AM

    I did apply online still haven’t caught any of it. What the used applying online and it not happening it beenn3/ month I apply with my brother who got his but not me.

  • I didn’t recieve the first program salappe. When do we receive that. You guys are already starting another one.

  • Angelina villanueva

      07/25/2022 at 6:52 AM

    I applied on 6/10 for the 300 still nothing called left a message .. an they told me they will call me back .. still not

  • David c. Salas

      07/25/2022 at 10:36 PM

    Hi my name is david c. Salas I have already applied for this program and I still haven’t reserved anything pls contact me at (671)727-8860 or (671)997-7070

  • Vivian M. Leon Guererro

      08/22/2022 at 4:57 PM

    I read today that they have sent out for applicants who applied for the $500 direct deposite over the weekend. I went to check my bank account but nothing yet. Its been 2 months since I applied. Who do I talk to with out the run around? No one is taking,my calls at the given numbers.

  • I applied online on July 14, 2022 for the 3rd round and of course still nothing. When i checked the Website for any updates, It stated they were doing WEB APP JULY 14 & 18. So what does that mean? Thats my question.

  • Richard Borja

      09/14/2022 at 9:33 AM

    Going on the 2nd month waiting for salape 3 I have not been contacted for any errors/lack of documents of any sort. I have tried numerous of times calling the number provided 638-3833/34 which of coarse is never answered so why even bother to give a number that is useless? All your doing is actually adding stress to all the applicants who has not received anything at all so time consuming. I am really kicking myself in the butt for assuming that it would be any different.

  • Richard Borja

      09/14/2022 at 9:57 AM

    You won’t even post my first comment, nothing inappropriate, vulgar or threatening. I only stated the truth that’s all it takes I suppose.

  • Glenda Uncangco

      09/20/2022 at 11:36 AM

    No one answers the phone with the contact numbers provided. I on a Friday during the first week it was announced and at the end of the on-line process it “indicated that I’ll be contacted” and it never happened. I called several times to follow-up and still no luck with the numbers provided. Finally went into the office at the ITC Bldg. and was told what documents were needed to further process my on-line application for the $300 and then I should also automatically receive the $500. Dropped my documents over 3 weeks ago and the young lady that rec’d my documents placed it on (Gerry or Gerald’s desk). To date I have not heard back from anyone and still no one answers the phone.

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