Humanities grant program to help CNMI groups affected by COVID-19

Posted on Aug 13 2021


The Northern Marianas Humanities Council has launched the American Såtba – Ammalaw Program, or ASAP, a new grant-making program created to award funds to CNMI nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and accredited public and 501(c)(3) institutions of higher education affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Northern Marianas Humanities Council was awarded $203,935 by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to support activities that help organizations prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the coronavirus.

The application period opens today, Aug. 13, 2021, and closes on Sept. 30, 2021. Applicants can request up to $20,000 for humanities projects, strategic planning, capacity building, technical support, and other activities related to preparing, responding to, and recovering from the coronavirus. Applicants with humanities-focused missions or purposes may also apply for funding to support general operating costs.

During the month of August, the council will be conducting the following information sessions:

– Aug. 16, 2021,5:30pm at MANGO conference room, Springs Plaza Bldg.

– August 18, 2021,10:00am at Tinian Mayor’s Office conference room;

– August 23, 2021,9:30am via Zoom:;

– August 25, 2021,1:00pm at Rota Mayor’s Office conference room.

With the exception of info sessions scheduled via Zoom, in-person sessions will have limited seating and participants will be admitted on a space-available basis and in accordance with current COVID-19 social gathering protocols.

Visit for ASAP application materials and instructions.

Email Northern Marianas Humanities Council staff at for assistance and support. To stay updated, follow us on Instagram and Facebook at 670humanities. (PR)

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