Sanchez applauds $47K in art and culture grants

ABINGTON, Dec. 19 – State Rep. Ben Sanchez today announced that two arts organizations and one historical museum serving his Montgomery County district received grants from the Commonwealth Financing Authority, totaling $47,742.

Funding from CFA’s PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program has been distributed as follows:

  • Abington Art Center: $22,665.
  • Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center: $15,077.
  • Storybook Musical Theater: $10,000.

“Ensuring the vitality of our community’s arts and historical centers is crucial for preserving our rich cultural heritage and fostering creativity. Thanks to funding from the PA Arts and Culture Grant Program, we can continue building a community where the arts thrive, history is remembered, and creativity knows no bounds,” Sanchez said. “Special thanks to Rep. Napoleon Nelson for his help in securing funding for HAMEC and supporting this important organization in his district.”

Funds distributed through the PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program provide grants to nonprofit arts and culture organizations located in the commonwealth. Act 54 of 2022 appropriated $15 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds to the COVID-19 ARPA PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program. The grants are meant to help offset lost revenue as a result of the pandemic in 2020.