Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced the awarding of $1,441,760 in grant funds to support arts and historic preservation programs and individuals statewide. Grant funding will support and build the arts and continue historic preservation programs throughout West Virginia.
"History and the arts have a way of connecting us to our families, friends and the communities we call home," Gov. Tomblin said. "The achievements and significant contributions by today's grant recipients have maintained and enhanced West Virginia's culture, art and history. I'm proud to extend this funding, and I hope it will enable grantees to further their efforts in making the Mountain State an even better place to call home."
The total grant funding was allocated to programs and individuals as follows:
$724,426 in About the Arts Partners Grant Funds, 12 grantees;
$294,417 in About the Community Arts Project Support Grant Funds, 31 grantees;
$422,917 in Historic Preservation Grant Funds, 17 grantees. For a complete list of grant recipients by grant program and country, click here
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