FOXBORO – The historic Orpheum Theater receives a state grant of $ 90,000 for repairs.
Money going to the downtown Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center / Foxboro Regional Performing Arts Center is for essential safety repairs including a new roof, HVAC system and firewall .
The grant is part of $ 9.1 million announced Thursday by MassDevelopment of the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund.
CFF scholarships are used for the acquisition, design, repair, renovation, expansion and construction of non-profit and municipal cultural facilities.
They also help restore and expand many of the state’s most treasured historic sites, including the Orpheum, which dates back to 1926 when it opened as a silent movie theater.
“Today’s over $ 9 million grants will be a boost to our arts and culture sector as it rebuilds itself from the impacts of COVID-19,” said Dan Rivera, President and CEO of MassDevelopment.
The CFF 2021 grant cycle includes 69 construction and maintenance grants totaling $ 8,590,326 as well as 29 planning grants valued at $ 512,000. The scholarships range from $ 2,400 to $ 200,000 and must be matched individually from private and / or other non-state sources.