Malagari announces $5K grant for Mennonite Historians of Eastern Pennsylvania

MONTGOMERY, MARCH 5 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, today announced that a $5625 grant has been approved for the Mennonite Historians of Eastern Pennsylvania.

“Grants like this keep our community’s history and culture alive and well,” Malagari said. “I love to see this money going back into our district and towards the preservation of our past. It allows more opportunities to learn in the future.”

Cultural and Historical Support Grants are to provide general operating support to Pennsylvania museums and official county historical societies that are not directly supported by other state agency operating support programs. An eligible museum must have an annual operating budget exceeding $100,000 and at least one full-time professional staff person.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission received 153 applications. All applicants were eligible. 56 Official County Historical Societies applied for support grants and 12 qualify in the Museum category. The number of counties to receive funding increased from 57 to 58 of the 67 counties.

Museums outside of Philadelphia with budgets between $100,000 and $3,500,000 receive a grant based on 1.235% of the operating budget with a grant no less than $4,000.

For more information, reach out to Malagari’s district office at (267) 768-3671.