The Asheville Museum of Science strives to stay open

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The Asheville Museum of Science strives to stay open

According to board president Rachael Sparks, the museum saw 90 percent less revenue during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, causing it to fall behind on rent.

On Tuesday, Sparks asked the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners to consider the museum’s grant application for a portion of the county’s federal COVID relief funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.

Sparks said the museum has applied for other grants but did not qualify to receive help.

“These ARP grants are termed COVID relief funding, and that’s what AMOS really needs if we’re going to make it to our 70th anniversary,” Sparks said.

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