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4 Mahoning Valley cultural institutions receive federal funds

The funds were made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
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(William D. Lewis | Mahoning Matters)

YOUNGSTOWN — Ohio Humanities has awarded $27,603 in federal funds to Northeast Ohio cultural institutions.

The funds are to be used for operating and reopening expenses for organizations that have been affected by the recent closure of cultural institutions across the state. While organizations could receive other emergency funding, these grants were awarded to cover funds for expenses not covered by other federal or state relief programs. 

Grant awardees: 

  • Mahoning Valley Historical Society, Youngstown, $5,231;
  • Lit Youngstown, Youngstown, $3,800;
  • The Upton Association, Warren, $3,613;
  • National Packard Museum, Warren, $9,959;
  • Peninsula Foundation, Peninsula, $5,000.

“I applaud Ohio Humanities for distributing these much needed funds to the cultural centers that keep our community connected to our rich history,” U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland said in a news release. “These funds will give our cultural centers the support they need to not only make it through this pandemic, but be stronger on the other side.” 

The funds were made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

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