Johnston Farm receives grant

PIQUA — As part of the CARES Act, funds were allocated to assist non-profit organizations suffering the economic impact of the COVID-19 virus. Congress appropriated funds to the National Endowment for the Humanities that were designated to state humanities councils to aid cultural/heritage organizations.

The Johnston Farm & Indian Agency has received an Immediate Emergency grant of $10,000 from the Ohio Humanities Council. These funds will help the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency with short-term core operating costs and will help keep the organization operating throughout the remainder of this challenging summer travel season.

Cultural/heritage organizations, like small for-profit businesses, are vital to the economic health of our community. The Johnston Farm & Indian Agency employs staff, purchases goods and services from other local businesses, and helps drive tourism to our area.

The Johnston Farm Friends Council is grateful Congress provided funds to the Ohio Humanities Council through the National Endowment for the Humanities to help in this emergency.