On Monday, April 9, the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library was awarded two event support grants totaling $3,000 by the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority (EDA) on Monday, April 9. Both grants were awarded under the EDA’s JumpStart! program, which stimulates economic development by supporting events and projects undertaken by city businesses and nonprofit organizations.
One grant, for $1,000, supports performers at two museum events commemorating the birthdays of James Monroe and his wife, Elizabeth Kortright Monroe. The events include a presidential birthday celebration on Saturday, April 28 and Mrs. Monroe’s birthday tea on Saturday, June 9.
The second grant, for $2,000, supports performer fees and logistics for the 23rd Annual Fredericksburg Welsh Festival on September 22.
Read more about the JumpStart! grant program.