Wolf administration awards $20 million to Pennsylvania museums and cultural organizations

Wolf administration awards $20 million to Pennsylvania museums and cultural organizations
The Byham Theater

PITTSBURGH — Gov. Tom Wolf approved $20 million in grant funding on Sept. 15 for Pennsylvania museums and cultural organizations that have been impacted by lost revenue from the Covid-19 pandemic. More than $5.2 million of the funds were awarded to Allegheny County organizations.

“Pennsylvania’s museums and cultural organizations provide education, entertainment, and meaningful experiences to both residents and travelers alike, and the Covid-19 pandemic severely inhibited their ability to fulfill their cultural mission,” Wolf said in a release announcing the funding. “This funding will be used to offset the impact the pandemic had on these organizations and will help them move forward in their recovery efforts as they begin to welcome visitors back in their doors.”

According to the release, the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved a total of 164 projects across 36 counties. The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) will oversee the administration of the funds and program.

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