March 20, 2018 by Americans for the Arts
We have breaking news out of Washington, D.C. today. Congress has released their final funding plan for FY 2018, and it is great news!
Congress is proposing to fund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) each at $152.8 million. This is a funding increase of $3 million to support more direct grants and expand access to creative arts therapies for the military.
This final budget is in stark contrast to a year ago, when the Endowments were facing a proposed termination by the President --the first ever! Since then, our #SAVEtheNEA campaign has together resulted in hundreds of thousands of calls, emails, local op-eds, expanded research, newspaper ads, and office visits.
Get the details on the arts & culture funding here: Americans for the Arts