FY 2019 Community Grant Program Update

Due to the ongoing federal government shutdown and its strain on our resources, Humanities Guåhan is delaying the announcement of our FY 2019 Community Grant Program. The Grant Cycle will begin once the shutodwn ends, and we are again able to provide foundational support to our wonderful community organizations for ingenious and inventive humanities projects.


The humanities include but are not limited to the study of history, modern and classical language, literature, law, philosophy, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism and theory of the arts.  Anthropology, archeology and political science are also considered part of the humanities, as are interdisciplinary areas, such as women and gender studies, American studies, ethnic studies, and the study of folklore and folk life. Projects may also apply humanities perspectives to current political, social or economic concerns and issues.

Humanities Guåhan offers three grant formats: mini grants, regular grants, and media projects.  Funded projects take many different forms.  Eligible formats for programs may include, but are not limited to:  public forums—lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops, film or book discussion series, and panel discussions; the development and fabrication of interpretive exhibits, permanent and traveling fairs, festivals and tours; media productions—newspaper articles, radio and television programming, film and videotape.  Humanities Guåhan encourages innovative program formats, particularly programs that stimulate discussion between diverse groups. 

Humanities Guåhan hosts grant writing workshops for interested applicants at the start of the grant cycle each year, typically in January or February.

For more information, contact Bernice Santiago or Kimberlee Kihleng at 472-4461 or email and