Master Carver Greg Pangelinan sharpens of of the many blades he uses in this March 30, 2019, file photo. Guam traditional and contemporary artists affected financially by the pandemic can apply for up to $5,000 in relief funds. (Photo: Rick Cruz/PDN)

Guam traditional and contemporary artists who have been affected financially by the pandemic can apply for up to $5,000 in relief funds to continue their work.

The Guam Council on  the Arts and Humanities said the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds are available for a wide range of nonprofits and individuals who provide public arts and cultural programs on the island.

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Grant funding from doesn’t require a match, according to a CAHA press release, and the agency is accepting submissions for grant opportunities:

Nonprofit organizations in Guam that are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic may apply for up to $10,000 in relief funds for general operations and program expenses.

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

“During this unprecedented time, these emergency relief fund grants will provide support to our island’s artists and arts and cultural organizations. It is vital that we do everything we can to restore economic prosperity for all Guamanians to not only recover economically, but to ensure that the arts and culture thrive.” said Jillette T. Leon Guerrero, CAHA executive director.

Applications can be submitted online at .

Applications will be accepted until Dec. 31 or until grant funds are no longer available. Guam-based nonprofits must be registered with the government of Guam or the U.S. federal government and must have a DUNS number to be eligible to apply, the release stated.

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