Sep. 15, 2020

HARRISBURG – Two local cultural and historical entities that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are being awarded grants to atone for lost revenue according to state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown).

“I commend the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for recognizing the contribution to the Johnstown area made by these two groups,” Rigby said. “I’m hoping this level of support will allow them to persevere and continue to serve our community, as we look to ensure the infamous ‘new normal’ very much resembles - if not mirrors - the ‘old normal’ moving forward.”

The CFA’s COVID-19 Cultural and Museum Preservation Grant Program has awarded grants as follows:

• Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) - $25,000 to offset lost revenue, believed to be in total more than $383,000. JAHA is close to implementing its plan to establish the Johnstown Discovery Network, a network of history museums, historic sites, and National Historic Districts and Landmarks that present compelling local stories.

• Johnstown Symphony Orchestra - $25,000 to offset lost revenue, believed to be in total more than $106,000.

Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Rigby’s district office at 814-536-9818.

Representative Jim Rigby
71st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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