February 08, 2022

Manchin Announces $350K From American Rescue Plan To Support Art Programs Impacted by COVID-19 In West Virginia

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $350,000 from the American Rescue Plan through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for four West Virginia arts organizations, Heartwood in the Hills, The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Davis & Elkins College and RiffRaff Arts Collective to support art programs and their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“West Virginia has a vibrant culture and history of arts and music, and we’re proud of our artists and musicians who play a vital role in our communities. I am pleased these four organizations are receiving funds from the American Rescue Plan to support artists and students who were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for funding to promote the arts and help our communities across the Mountain State recover from COVID-19,” said Senator Manchin.

Individual Awards Listed Below

  • $150,000 – RiffRaff Arts Collective, Inc.
  • $100,000 – West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
  • $50,000 – Davis & Elkins College
  • $50,000 – Heartwood in the Hills, Inc.