The Iowa Arts Council has awarded grants totaling $1.3 million, including two grants to Decorah-based organizations.
The grants to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum and to ArtHaus were among 152 grants awarded to artists and organizations in 66 communities.
Vesterheim will receive a $20,000 grant. The funding will help to support the operating expenses of the museum.
ArtHaus will receive a $2,500 grant. Their funding also will help to support the operating expenses of the organization.