DELAWARE–Seven organizations are getting funding from the state to help with recovery efforts for the travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation industries.
Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Small Business announced more than 7.7 million in funding awards.
One of the organization receiving money is the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. They will be getting $300,000 dollars to use towards marketing efforts to draw even more people to the area. As well as, updating the foundation’s economic impact study.
The Executive Director of the Foundation said she’s happy to get this money and it’s important for the sustainability of organizations.
“Especially art organizations, we have come through the pandemic and to be able to come through the other side and to continue to grow and flourish to make the arts alive and well the meaning of this funding is just as I said before is a gift,” Patti Grimes, Executive Director of Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, said.
Grimes said this money could help bring more awareness to Delmarva as an arts destination.
Adding, in their past 14 years the foundation has brought $97 million in economic impact to the area.