Ciresi announces $17K grant for Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust

MONTGOMERY, MARCH 5 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, today announced that a $17,290 grant has been approved for the Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust.

“Railroads have a rich history in Pennsylvania,” Ciresi said. “As the Keystone State, transportation of goods has always been a hallmark of what we do. I’m grateful that this money will be used to preserve this historical site. I was happy to fight for the allocation of these funds, and I’m even happier to see this money coming back to our community.”

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.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission received 153 applications. All applicants were eligible. Fifty-six official county historical societies applied for support grants and 12 qualified 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 $3.5 million receive a grant based on 1.235% of their operating budget, with grants no less than $4,000.

For more information, reach out to Ciresi’s district office at 484-200-8265.