Special Alert! YOUR U.S. Rep. Begins NEA Funding Process
May 23, 2016
This Wednesday, your member of Congress will be at the table when the House Interior Subcommittee considers a bill that includes the FY17 budget for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
The total amount of money that the Subcommittee can allocate to various accounts is subject to budget caps, which means all non-defense spending continues to be vulnerable to reductions. Grants awarded to orchestras by the NEA, and support provided to orchestras through NEA funds administered by state arts agencies, provide critical funding for projects that increase access to music in communities nationwide.
Orchestras and the broader arts community are requesting $155 million for the NEA. Please use the League's online Advocacy Center to tell your Representative how vital NEA funding is to your community and to the nation. Your voice matters!
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