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Much-needed relief coming to Iowa arts and entertainment groups

Posted at 2:25 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 15:25:09-05

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (KMTV) — The creative sector in Iowa has lost an estimated $46.4 million since the pandemic began, leaving many in need of assistance.

To ease that burden, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs has provided $7 million in CARES Act funding to organizations across the state. Locally, the Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment organization received relief in the amount of $21,800.

Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Chris Kramer said the funding is important as the state's economy rebounds from the impacts of the pandemic.

“The Iowa Arts and Culture Recovery Program stabilizes a vital part of Iowa’s economy by helping our arts and cultural sector build a much-needed funding bridge for a stronger recovery,” Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Chris Kramer said.

You can read PACE’s full release below:

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