Grants Awarded: Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)
Grantee:Para i Probechu’n i Taotao-Ta, Inc.
Project Description: PIPIT, Inc. will establish a cultural industry for employing Chamorro youth and young adults who are cultural practitioners, producing and selling cultural products representative of the Chamorro people. A retail store (T.E.N.D.A – Traditions Empowering Natives in Developing Arts) with e-commerce capabilities and five (5) employed staff will be developed and support the establishment of fifteen (15) businesses that produce cultural products and employ twenty-five (25) native youth and young adults (ages 16-30), with full/part time employment. The increase in jobs and selling culturally-appropriate products to tourists will provide culturally significant employment activities which will increase the community’s capacity to preserve the Chamorro language and culture.
- Location: Chalan Pago Ordot, Guam
- ANA T/TA Region: Pacific
- Program Area: Social and Economic Development Strategies
- Project Period: 9/30/2018 – 9/29/2021
- FY 2018 Award: $285,361