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.

Past Grants Awarded:

Name   Start Date End Date Amount from Council Amount of Grantee Cost Share Humanities Scholar

 

Five Pillars (Utt) of the Carolinian Community   12-23-16 07-23-17 $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 07-30-17 $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