Fiedler welcomes more than $100,000 in state grants to south Phila.

HARRISBURG, Dec. 19 – State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., has announced that a total of $105,685 in state funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Arts and Culture Recovery Grants Program has been awarded to multiple organizations in her legislative district in south Philadelphia.

Funds distributed through the PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program provide grants to nonprofit arts and culture organizations located in the commonwealth.

The organizations in Fiedler’s district that were awarded are:

  • 1812 Productions Inc. - $30,000.
  • Ars Nova Workshop Inc. - $19,091.
  • KYL Dancers Inc. - $16,027.
  • Team Sunshine Performance - $10,000.
  • Theatre Exile - $30,567.

“South Philadelphia has a vibrant arts and cultural scene that is a source of local pride,” Fiedler said. “I’m proud to see state funding brought back to these five organizations doing amazing work in our community.”

The Commonwealth Financing Authority was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth. Unique among state agencies in structure and scope, the CFA consists of seven board members: four legislative appointees and the secretaries of DCED, the Office of the Budget and Department of Banking and Securities. Project approval requires five affirmative votes, four of which must come from legislative appointees.