Saturday, August 8, 2020

Library, Speaker's House Get State Cultural Grants

The Pottstown Regional Public Library and The Speakers House in Trappe have both been awarded small grants from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

The grants were announced by the office of state Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-146th.

The library received $6,000 and the Speaker's House $4,000.

“In the midst of our worldwide pandemic, I’m grateful there are institutions like the PHC making sure our cultural organizations remain able to serve our communities,” Ciresi said in the release from his office. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of these organizations to close their doors, which has cost them crucial funding. Funding like this goes a long way to helping preserve the wonderful educational and cultural opportunities they provide as we cautiously and carefully continue to reopen our state and country,” he said.

The PHC announced $780,500 in funding to 140 nonprofits across the state. The recipients include museums, historical societies, libraries and other vital cultural institutions, all carefully selected with emphasis on equity and geographic diversity, the PHC said.

The PHC CARES program, which will help organizations continue to serve communities by retaining staff, shifting to online formats and making resources available to those who depend on them for education, is funded by the federal CARES Act.

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