Governor Tom Wolf announced on September 15th the approval of $20 million in grant funding through the COVID-19 Cultural and Museum Preservation Grant Program for cultural organizations and museums to offset lost revenue caused by the pandemic. Locally, the ACT II Playhouse in Ambler received $25,000.
“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,” said Governor Wolf. “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.”
The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved 164 projects in 36 counties. The program will administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development.
Under the program, the funding can be used to offset lost revenue for eligible cultural organizations and museums that were subject to mandated closure due to the pandemic.