Rockford Organizations Receive $75,000 Arts Grant

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) – A partnership between the Rockford Area Arts Council and the Housing Authority will allow local entrepreneurs to jump start their business.

Today the organizations received $75,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The “Our Town” grant will allow the RHA to expand its Etsy Entrepreneurship program which allows residents to take classes to learn arts and craft skills to market their products to make a little more money.

This year, 275 cities for the Our Town grant, Rockford is one of 66 to receive the funding.

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