CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sixty programs that support the arts and historic preservation have been awarded more than $1.4 million in state grants.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announcing the funding Tuesday.
A dozen grants totaling $724,000 went to long-standing arts groups in seven counties.
Thirty-one grants in 18 counties totaling $294,000 will support projects that offer arts programming to the public or strengthen arts organizations.
An additional $423,000 will go to 17 groups in 14 counties to protect West Virginia’s historic architecture and resources.