By News Staff
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island arts leaders are cheering news that Woonsocket has won a $50,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant. Randall Rosenbaum, director of the State Council of the Arts, says the grant recognizes Woonsocket's efforts to use art as a tool to boost education and economic development. Woonsocket is one of 80 winners of the NEA's "Our Town" grants formally announced Thursday. The money is intended to be shared by governments and local arts organizations. NEA chairman Rocco Landesman toured Woonsocket's arts district in April with U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and met with the nonprofit RiverzEdge, which uses the arts as a youth-development tool. Providence got a $200,000 "Our Town" award last year to help revitalize the Kennedy Plaza area.
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