Grant Description

Northern Marianas Humanities Council will award up to $15,000 in grants to support the general operations of CNMI-based humanities and cultural non-profits and $10,000 in fees to humanities scholars, experts, practitioners, and other individual participants in humanities programming.  These grants are specifically for individuals and organizations located in the CNMI.  Support is intended as emergency relief funding to sustain operational expenses, including fees to individuals, to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Requests for funding will be reviewed internally on a rolling basis and the fund will remain active until all monies have been committed.  Applicants should expect a response within 14 business days of application.

Funding for this grant has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan appropriated by the U.S. Congress.
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Eligibility Requirements:
For Organizations:
  • CNMI registered non-profit cultural organizations, museums, and libraries (must have a DUNS #)
  • Must support activities that provide public humanities-based programs;
  • Demonstrate a need for resources to mitigate impact of COVID-19 on operations and/or programming for the period March 15, 2020 – October 31, 2020.
  • Non-eligible organizations: a group focused primarily on the arts, a religious group, a government agency, a K-12 school or college/university.

For Individuals:
  • Must be a humanities scholar, expert, practitioner, or participant in humanities programming;
  • Must be a resident in the CNMI for at least one year prior to application submission date;
    • Consistent with the intent of the legislation and NEH policy, humanities scholars and other individuals participating in humanities programming and projects must be United States citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline.
  • Must demonstrate actual and/or anticipated loss of fees in connection to planned participation in humanities-based projects or activities between March 15, 2020 – October 31, 2020.

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