Roebuck: $44K in grants awarded to The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation and the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, March 6 – State Rep. James R. Roebuck announced today that $44,000 in cultural and historical grants have been awarded to The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation and the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

“Support for our museums and historical and cultural programs is so important, as these organizations contribute so much to our communities,” Roebuck said. “And yet funding for these vital programs can be difficult to come by. These grant awards will provide much-needed funding to The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation and the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania so that they can continue to be a resource for us all.”

The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation was awarded a $4,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania was awarded a $40,000 grant – the maximum amount any organization was eligible to receive.

The two awards Roebuck announced are among 153 grants, totaling $2 million, that were approved on Wednesday to eligible museums and official county historical societies from 58 Pennsylvania counties.

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.

More information about the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is available by visiting its website, https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

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