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COMMUNITY GRANTS

The Northern Marianas Humanities Council awards competitive matching grants to community organizations and ad hoc groups to support a wide range of humanities projects consistent with the goals and objectives of its 2016-2020 Strategic Master Plan.  The Council offers three grant types:

  1. Planning Grants (up to $1,500) used to plan larger humanities projects
  2. Mini-grants (up to $2,000) to support small to medium sized humanities projects
  3. Regular Grants (above $2,000) to support larger humanities projects

In order to be considered for funding, applications must meet the following general requirements:

  1. They must have a humanities discipline central to the project;
  2. They should involve a humanities scholar in project planning, execution, and evaluation;
  3. Whenever possible, they should be in a format that provides opportunities for active public public participation; and
  4. The applicant must provide at least one half of the total project cost. Detailed application instructions, application forms, and submission deadlines are set  forth in the Community Grants Guidelines and Application Package

The Council accepts applications four times a year:

  • 31 December
  • 31 March
  • 30 June
  • 30 September

When submission dates fall on weekends, applications must be received by the last working day of that month.  Applications must be certified complete by staff to be considered officially received.  The Council will announce grant decisions within 30-45 days of the grant deadline.  The start of project activities should be planned accordingly.

Grant applications may be mailed to the Council at P.O. Box 506437, Saipan, MP 96050; faxed to (670) 235-4786; emailed, or dropped at the Council office in the Springs Plaza office complex in Gualo Rai, Saipan.

Interested parties are invited to contact Council staff to discuss project concepts. If you have a question on the Community Grant program or process, you may wish to attend a grants workshop.  Please contact Council staff for the time, date and venue of the next workshop.  You can also review the Community Grant overview which has answers to many application FAQs.

Past Grants Awarded:

Name Start Date End Date Amount from Council Amount of Grantee Cost Share Humanities Scholar
500 Sails - Training the Trainers of Traditional Sailing 01-25-18 01-24-19 $11,942.00 $10,305.00 Cecilio Raiukiulipiy
E-Publishing Doctora Thesis + New Media Workshop 01-25-18 01-24-19 $14,423.00 $36,900.00 Dr. Sylvia Frain
Rota: Conversations across Generations 08-01-17 11-01-18 $17,056.00 $22,055.00 Lynn Michael
Ketungu Chamorro 07-20-17 12-20-17 $5,775.00 $15,400.00 Ana A. Lizama
A Community of Believers: Specialties of Healers and Testimonials of Patients 05-01-17 05-01-18 $17,790.00 $18,000.00 Dr. Trisha Lizama
Rota: Conversations across Generations 08-01-2017 11-01-18 $17,056.00 $22,755.00 Lynne Michael
Five Pillars (Utt) of the Carolinian Community 12-23-16 08-01-18 $1,200.00 $16,820.00 n/a
Rota Conversations across Generations 12-23-16 03-15-17 $420.00 $920.00 Lynne Michael
Before We Began Counting Years 08-20-16 04-01-18 $11,000.00 $28,600 Multiple
500 Sails - Restoring Indigenous Maritime Traditions in Saipan 08-11-16 07-31-17 $12,000.00 211,040 Pete Perez
The Hayi Hit, Ghiisch Iyo Project 08-10-16 10-15-16 $1,100.00 1,142 Multiple
Documenting the Saipan Beach Pathway 05-18-16 02-18-17 $10,415.00 $20,830 Evelyn J. Tenorio
CNMI ABC (Anti-Bullying Comic) 05-18-16 05-17-17 $1,500.00 $1,500.00 Merced A. Ada
Where is the Village Blacksmith? 05-18-16 05-17-17 $8,500.00 $7,000.00 Dr. Michael Bavacqua
Ta Ketungo Chamorro 11-16-15 04-16-16 900.00 900.00 Jenny P. Megofna
A History of Coca Cola in the NMI 11-01-15 03-15-16 $1,900.00 $1,950.00 Samuel F. McPhetres
Preservation of KPV Mariana Islands Collection 11-16-15 05-27-16 $11,800.00 $30,197.00 Kit Porter Van Meter
What do you think Wednesday 09-01-15 11-30-15 $3,000.00 $3,000.00 Jose Limes
Researching and visually documenting the community's response to the Military buildup 09-01-15 02-29-16 $1,500.00 $1,800.00 Dr. Michael Bevacqua
Illuminating the Essentials for Bridging the Island Global Divide 12-01-14 01-15-15 $11,328.00 $16,802.00 Dr. Laura T. Souder
Examining the History and Role of the Suruhanu 12-01-14 06-01-16 $12,500.00 $30,650.00 Dr. Tricia Lizama
I Sunidon CNMI: The Sound of the CNMI 08-16-14 04-15-16 $7,724.00 $14,246.00 Dr. Michael R. Clement Jr.
The Peace Corps Goes to Paradise 08-16-14 02-15-15 $500.00 $1,000.00 Brooke Nevitt
The Archaeology of WWII Karst Defenses 08-16-14 12-31-16 $5,659.00 $13,096.00 Julie Mushynsky
33rd PIBBA Conference 05-16-14 08-26-14 $2,000.00 $22,100.00 Multiple
Kiosku Presentations 05-20-13 08-31-13 $1,500.00 $5,000.00 Multiple
Pagan Island Website 05-01-13 04-30-14 $280.00 $955.00 Jessica Jordan
Micronesian Youth Services Network 04-13-13 04-22-13 $2,400.00 $13,600.00 Melvin Borja
McPhetres'  History Collection 02-11-13 07-31-13 $6,950.00 $10,080.00 Jessica Jordan
Slings and Slingstones Lecture 08-27-12 10-31-12 $600.00 $4,273.00 Robert York
Saipan Southern HS Pacific Collection 12-01-11 08-31-13 $2,000.00 $2,156.00 Florence Calvo
Sports Legends of Micronesia 10-19-11 10-18-13 $5,000.00 $11,373.00 Dr. Kurt Barnes
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