Portland Radio Project was among more than 600 Oregon arts and culture organizations, from museums to fairgrounds, to be awarded the Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support (CRFCS) Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

Stemming from the CARES Act, approved by Congress in March, the funds were made available through a $50 million relief package for Oregon culture, approved by the Emergency Board of the Oregon Legislature in July and awarded by the Oregon Cultural Trust and its County and Tribal Cultural Coalitions.

“These funds are life blood to Oregon’s cultural community,” said Chuck Sams, chair of the Cultural Trust Board of Directors. “While they won’t replace all the losses suffered during the pandemic, they will ensure Oregon culture survives this crisis. We are deeply grateful to the Oregon Legislature for making this possible.”

The largest award is $1.4 million to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry; the average grant award is $41,458. Just under $90 million in requests were received from 751 organizations

We are incredibly grateful to the Oregon Cultural Trust. Their support will help keep Portland Radio Project on the air for our musician community, local nonprofits, and small businesses.

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