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The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is awarding more than $1.5 million in grants for the return of the state’s arts, culture, history and creative sector

Davenport, IOWA – According to the state officials, 236 individuals and organizations will benefit from $1,527,814 from the American Rescue Plan Act.

Officials say that the department received more than $4.1 million in requests to help support a portion of about 1,600 arts jobs.

According to the statement, the department awarded $283,734 in American Rescue Plan Arts grants to 76 individual artists, made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

It also awarded $602,000 in American Rescue Plan Arts grants to 113 arts and cultural organizations, made possible with support from Arts Midwest and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The department also awarded $642,080 in American Rescue Plan Humanities grants to 47 humanities organizations, made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Iowa’s creative sector generates $4.2 billion for the state’s economy, employing more than 43,000 creative workers across 5,000 arts, cultural and creative businesses statewide.

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