The National Endowment for the Arts announces $30 million in fall grants to artists and arts organizations across the country — with $975,000 headed for Washington state.

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The National Endowment for the Arts this week announced its fall 2017 arts and culture grants — $30 million total across the country, with $975,000 bound for 34 projects in Washington state.

The NEA gave Washington more money than other states with similar populations. Washington is the 13th-most-populous state in the country, with an estimated 7.2 million residents. Virginia (8.4 million residents) was awarded $475,000 and New Jersey (9 million) received $185,000. New York (19.8 million) received $8 million from the NEA for 282 projects.

Washington grantees include Seattle theater On the Boards ($30,000), Port Townsend poetry publishing house Copper Canyon Press ($75,000), Seattle art-house cinema Northwest Film Forum ($35,000), Pacific Northwest Ballet ($60,000) and the dance/prison-education company led by choreographer Pat Graney ($20,000).

Its largest Washington grant went to arts-education programs in Seattle’s financially strapped public schools ($100,000). The University of Washington’s Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) got the runner-up grant, with $80,000 slated to pilot the “encephalophone” — a collaboration with the Swedish Neuroscience Institute that will build and pilot an instrument to help rehabilitate patients suffering from stroke, spinal-cord injury or Lou Gehrig’s disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) by allowing them to improvise music via electroencephalogram (EEG) without having to move their limbs.

Yearly congressional funding for the NEA has ranged from $2.9 million in 1966 to its peak of $176 million in 1992. NEA arts funding was cut, under pressure from a Republican-dominated Congress, to $98 million in the late 1990s but has partly rebounded to $148 million in 2016.