By Shauna Morato, KUAM News Intern 

The people at Humanities Guahan are here to provide support to those looking to engage and empower public audiences.

Humanities Guahan will soon be accepting applications for their 2024 Community Grants program and are encouraging groups around the island to apply.

Humanities Guahan Executive Director CJ Ochoco spoke with KUAM more about the program here at the studio.

“Even as a non-profit ourselves we know that access to funding isn’t always easy for non-profit organizations or other similar organizations on Guam and so we really want to make funding accessible so we can do projects that address and enrich our culture and our livelihood here,” said Ochoco. 

Non-profit organizations, higher education institutions, and local government entities will be eligible to receive up to $15,000 in support of humanities programming.

“When you think of humanities projects it can be things like film panel discussions that exhibit anything that kind of addresses those subjects in whatever form and we’re open to creative options and what people might want to suggest,” she said. 

Through a continued partnership with the national endowment for the humanities, Ochoco speaks to the intention behind the grant program and its importance for Guam.

“So for me humanities is a lot about storytelling and our shared connection as people and so when we think about the goals of the program of the community grants program it really is to elevate those kinds of projects,” she added.

Proposals for this year's community grants program will be accepted from July 19 to Aug. 23. 

Applicants must apply for a unique entity identifier from the system for award management by the application deadline.

For more information interested parties can contact [email protected].