Burns: Historical groups awarded $19,708 in state grants


EBENSBURG, Dec. 7 – Two local historical organizations have been awarded more than $19,000 in state grants, state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, announced today.

“I want to congratulate these two local organizations for their efforts to preserve the rich history of our region,” Burns said. “Since Day One I have it my priority to assist whenever I can in driving state investment back into our communities, and I’m not done yet. People and organizations know who to turn to when they need help with state government – Frank Burns.”

The grants awarded Wednesday were through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program, which awarded grants to more than 150 organizations statewide.

Local recipients in Cambria County were:

  • Johnstown Area Heritage Association - $15,708
  • Cambria County Historical Society - $4,000

The grants fund projects designed to improve the preservation and accessibility of historically significant records maintained by local governments, historical societies and academic institutions. They were awarded based on a competitive review of the applications by a subcommittee of the Pennsylvania State Historical Records Advisory Board.

SHRAB operates under federal regulations governing the National Historical Publications & Records Commission and serves as the central advisory body for historical records planning in the state.

Learn more by visiting PHMC online.