The National Endowment for the Arts announced nine grants totaling $886,900 for Maine arts organizations.

The bulk of that money – $746,900 – goes to the Maine Arts Commission to support its grant-making activities.

Other groups receiving money include: Bangor Folk Festival, $35,000; Cultural Resources Inc. of Rockport, $15,000; Figures of Speech Theatre of Freeport, $10,000; Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance of Old Town, $30,000; Penobscot Marine Museum of Searsport, $10,000; PORTopera, $15,000; Telling Room of Portland, $10,000; and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, $15,000.