Bullock announces $45K in cultural and historical grants for Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site and Girard College Foundation
PHILADELPHIA, March 4 – State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., announced today that more than $45,000 in cultural and historical grants through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission have been awarded to the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site and the Girard College Foundation for general operating support.
“Our state museums and historical sites are treasures that benefit us all,” Bullock said. “I’m very happy to see funding awarded to the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site and the Girard College Foundation.”
A grant for $40,000 – the maximum amount that any site, organization or foundation could receive – was awarded to Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, and a grant for $5,206 was awarded to Girard College Foundation.
To be considered for a grant award, an eligible museum must have had an annual operating budget exceeding $100,000, excluding capital and in-kind services, and at least one full-time professional staff person.
The two awards Bullock announced are among 153 that were approved on Wednesday, totaling $2 million, to eligible museums and official county historical societies from 58 Pennsylvania counties.
Learn more about the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission by visiting its website, https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx.