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Five organizations receive Cultural Facilities and Capital Resources Grants through the West Virginia Commission on the Arts

At its Sept. 13 2006 meeting, the West Virginia Commission on the Arts of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History awarded $323,300.25 to five West Virginia organizations through the Cultural Facilities and Capital Resources Grants Program (CFCRGP).

The program awards matching grants for construction, renovation or purchase of performance and exhibition spaces, and for purchase of equipment for these facilities. The grants are funded through proceeds from the West Virginia Lottery.

This year’s grant recipients include West Virginia Music Hall of Fame in Charleston, which received $7,198.50 for capital purchases; Citizens for Historical Opportunity, Preservation and Education in Randolph County (C-HOPE), which received $100,000 for renovations to the Elkins/Darden Mill building; the Huntington Museum of Art in Huntington, which received $200,000 for renovations; the Landmark Studio for the Arts in Sutton, which received $10,301.75 for renovations; and Children’s Home of Wheeling, which received $5,800 from the Fast Track program for improvements to access for people with disabilities.

Eligible organizations must be not-for-profit, tax-exempt West Virginia corporations or an agency of municipal or county government, including county school boards. Grants can be awarded for equipment, such as sound and lighting systems, and acquisition, renovation or construction, including alterations needed to comply with the 1974 Rehabilitation Act or the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants must match grants on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

For more information about the program or to request an application packet, contact Rose McDonough at (304) 558-0220, ext. 152.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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