Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates $9.3 Million in Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Awards
May 18, 2017
Fund has invested over $100 million in the creative economy since 2007
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(New Bedford, MA) – The Baker-Polito Administration and Massachusetts Cultural Council today announced $9.3 million in new awards from Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF), celebrating over $100 million in total cultural sector investments since the fund was established ten years ago. An additional $10 million in funding was included in the Baker-Polito Administration’s Fiscal Year 2018 Capital Budget Plan released last week.
Governor Charlie Baker joined New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, state Senator Mark Montigny, Massachusetts Cultural Council Chair Nina Fialkow and Executive Director Anita Walker, Bristol County state legislators, local elected officials, and cultural and tourism sector leaders to make the announcement at the newly reopened historic Seamen’s Bethel and Mariners’ Home in the city’s Seaport Cultural District, which received a $440,000 matching CFF grant in 2014 and an additional $150,000 announced by Governor Baker today.