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NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman Announces $3 Million in Grants

BETHLEHEM, PA.- Under the massive silos and steel girding of an industrial steel blast furnace, National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman announced 21 grants totaling $3 million awarded through the NEA Mayors’ Institute on City Design 25th Anniversary Initiative (MICD 25). The announcement was made at the base of the former Bethlehem Steel Plant known as SteelStacks Campus. MICD25 supports creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform sites into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core. The grants range from $25,000 to $250,000 and are awarded to 21 communities ranging from Easton, Pennsylvania (population 26,000) to Los Angeles, California (population 9.8 million). This is the first grant program developed under Chairman Landesman’s leadership. Chairman Landesman was joined for this announcement by Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan, East