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Menendez, Booker announce arts education programs federal funding.

Byline: Jessica Perry

U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, Democrats of New Jersey, announced the combined awarding of $250,000 in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts to support and enhance arts education and programming across New Jersey.

"Investing in New Jersey's local cultural and arts organizations provides enormous returns, not just in supporting creative expression, but in creating jobs and economic growth, promoting wellness, boosting student achievement, and bringing together our diverse communities," Menendez said in a statement. "The Administration's constant threats to eliminate the NEA would be devastating to these local organizations and to the immense joy and benefits they provide all of us."

These grants will be used to support organizations that employ artists and cultural workers and will provide various programs for thousands of New Jersey residents.

Award recipients are in Bergen, Camden, Cumberland, Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, Passaic and Somerset counties.

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Title Annotation:Bob Menendez, United States Senator; Cory Booker, United States Senator
Author:Perry, Jessica
Publication:NJ Biz
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U2NJ
Date:Feb 14, 2019
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