Monday, November 2, 2009

Good News for the NEA

October 30, 2009

Dear Dominic,

Yesterday, Congress passed a $12.5 million funding increase as part of the FY 2010 Interior Appropriations bill for both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). President Obama is scheduled to sign this bill into law by October 31, which concludes National Arts and Humanities Month. The nation's two federal grantmaking cultural agencies will now each have budgets of $167.5 million, their highest funding levels in 16 years. As so many state and local governments have had to cut arts budgets across the country, this well-timed federal appropriations increase for the arts is a welcome infusion of funds.

Enacted FY09
NEA $155 million
NEH $155 million

FY10 Final Interior Appropriations Bill
NEA $167.5 million
NEH $167.5 million

FY09 vs. FY10 Difference
NEA $12.5 million increase
NEH $12.5 million increase

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