ACT NOW! NEA Funding is At Risk! - (February 10, 2011)

Speak Up in Support of the NEA!

Washington, D.C. - As the U.S. House of Representatives votes on final FY11 spending bills early next week, amendments will likely be offered to substantially decrease and/or eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. The House Appropriations Committee is discussing a minimum $12.2 million decrease in NEA funding, as part of widespread cuts to discretionary spending. This would reduce the current NEA operating budget to $155.3 million. It is imperative that arts advocates speak up in opposition to further reductions in NEA funding levels when the bill leaves committee and comes up for a vote on the House floor. The FY11 NEA grantmaking process is mid-stream, so cuts would immediately impact the grantmaking process. Tell your Representative exactly what is at stake if this important funding were to be lost!
The League will keep you up to date as NEA FY11 funding moves through the House and onto the Senate for full consideration. Next up: the President's FY12 budget will be released on Monday, which means your advocacy will be needed to influence the outcome of not one, but two years of NEA funding. Thank you!


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The League is a member of the Performing Arts Alliance, a coalition of national performing arts service organizations dedicated to advocating for national policies that recognize, enhance, and foster the contributions the performing arts make to America