ARP grants available for Guam artists


The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities a.k.a. CAHA is pleased to announce that American Rescue Plan (ARP) Grant Program funding is now available for a wide range of nonprofits and individuals who provide public arts and cultural programs on Guam. Grant funding from this program does not require a match. CAHA is accepting submissions for two grant opportunities:

CAHA ARP grants for arts, cultural and other nonprofits - Arts and Cultural based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and other nonprofits in Guam that have planned arts and cultural programs for 2021 that are experiencing financial hardship due to the Covid-99019 pandemic; and


CAHA ARP grants for individuals – Guam-based traditional and contemporary artists in Guam with planned arts and cultural projects for 2021, who have been affected financially by the pandemic may apply.

Eligible nonprofits and organizations can apply for up to $10,000. This program is made possible by funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 through the National Endowment for the Arts and represents CAHA’s commitment to the arts and a recognition of the value of the arts and culture sector to the island’s economy and recovery, as well as, the creative life of our community.


“These funds are intended to help support eligible nonprofit organizations and our island’s artists recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and to ensure that the arts and culture on Guam flourish. We thank the National Endowment for the Arts for making this funding possible through the federal ARP Act of 2021, and CAHA looks forward to working with local organizations and individuals over the next weeks and months to ensure their essential community work continues,” said CAHA acting director, Jackie Balbas.

Contemporary and traditional artists and small organizations with limited resources or limited access to support, as well as organizations that serve underserved communities are encouraged to apply.


These nonprofits are also required to have a DUNS number to be eligible to apply, in accordance with federal funding conditions.


Applications with supporting materials can only be submitted via email to CAHA at grants@caha.guam.gov until Oct. 31, 2021.


Information on these grant opportunities such as eligibility requirements and specific grant guidelines, as well as the application form are available on the CAHA website at