Division of Public Welfare

Nondiscrimination Statement: The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against all its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Mission

The mission of the Division of Public Welfare is to promote positive social conditions that contribute toward the attainment of the highest and social well being for the economically and socially disadvantaged populations within the Territory of Guam by developing an efficient and effective delivery system of services to eligible clients within the territory; by determining eligibility of applicants; by administering payments and various social services to remove social barriers which prevent persons from obtaining/maintaining the basic necessities of life to include safe and decent housing, medical care, nutritious foods and employment status.

Inside the Division of Public Welfare

  • State Office

    The mission of the Division of Public Welfare is to promote positive social conditions that contribute toward the attainment of the highest and social well being for the economically and socially disadvantaged populations within the Territory of Guam

  • Bureau of Economic Security

    Bureau of Economic Security plans, organizes, administers, directs and oversees the eligibility determination of the following programs: SNAP, Cash Assistance, Medical Assistance and Child Care Assistance.

  • Bureau of Management Support

    The Bureau of Management Support is responsible for implementing and operating quality control and conducting management reviews on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program program.

  • Bureau of Health Care Financing Administration

    The Bureau of Health Care and Financing oversees the Medicaid Assistance Program (MAP) and Medically Indigent Program (MIP).

  • Bureau of Social Services Administration

    The BOSSA administers various child welfare programs designed to protect children and strengthen families.