Mercy Behavioral Health is delighted to announce that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded us a $24,000 grant in support of our prevention program for youth, Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh.
This funding from the National Endowment for the Arts will allow us to further expand Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh and reach more fifth-grade students in the 2011-12 school year.
Mercy Behavioral Health is one of 1,145 nonprofit organizations recommended for a grant as part of the agency’s second round of fiscal year 2011 grants. In total, the Arts Endowment will distribute more than $88 million to support projects nationwide.
“NEA research shows that three out of four Americans participate in the arts,” according to Rocco Landesman, NEA chairman. “The diverse, innovative, and exceptional projects funded in this round will ensure that Americans around the country continue to have the opportunity to experience and participate in the arts.”
An independent agency of the federal government, the National Endowment for the Arts advances artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities.