Grant from DCED to Support Local Artists

Grant from DCED to Support Local Artists

The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation has been awarded an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant from the Pennsylvania Dept of Community & Economic Development (DCED) in the amount of $115,500. 

“This grant is an exciting step for us and our partnership with the PA Council of the Arts,” said Erika Riddle Petrozelli CPA, CAP, President and CEO of the Community Foundation. “We will be regranting most of these funds in support of creative individuals and artists who lost critical work and wages during the pandemic.  We are awaiting further word on spending parameters, including the administration allocation, and will share that with the Community Investments Committee at a future meeting.”

“Competition for funds was very strong and the demand far exceeded the available funds,” said Monique Saunders Moreno, LVCF’s Assistant Director of Community Investment who oversees the Foundation’s grantmaking that support the arts. “The DCED received eligible requests totaling more than $82.9 million for the $15 million that was available. “

The full list of approved projects, which includes many Lehigh Valley arts nonprofits, is linked below.  Note that you must download a PDF. 

Approved Projects 2023-12-19 – CFA Board Meeting – PA Department of Community & Economic Development

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