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Floyd County Museum to Receive Cultural Affairs Grant

The Floyd County Historical Society and Museum in Charles City is receiving an Iowa Cultural Affairs Grant of almost $5,000.

The new, one-time grants were created with federal CARES Act funds allocated by Governor Kim Reynolds to the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs to provide economic relief to Iowa organizations challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Recipients will use their grants for marketing expenses. 

Other cultural affairs grants for the area include almost $2,500 for Cedar Summerstock Theater in St. Ansgar and over $3,000 for the Oneota Valley Community Orchestra and $3,500 for the Oneota Film Festival in Decorah/Winneshiek County.

Six organizations in Cerro Gordo County are receiving grants, with the largest awards of $15,000 each going to Central Gardens of North Iowa in Clear Lake and the City of Mason City. The North Iowa Band Festival will get almost $12,000; North Iowa Area Community College $10,000; River City Sculptures on Parade in Mason City gets $8,500; and the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum in Mason City was awarded $6,000.

In all, $1 million in grant money is going to 118 arts and cultural groups in 47 Iowa communities.

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Mark Pitz

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