FCA Action Alert
Quick Action Request to Continue to Ask for Restoration
of Funds for Cultural and Museum Grants  
March 2, 2016
 
Status Update_

UPDATE regarding the FY 2017 appropriations for the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs' grants programs.

As reported to you previously,


Good news_
Good news:

80 Culture Builds Florida grants are recommended for full funding;
2 Cultural Endowment State matches recommended for funding; and
31 of 37 Cultural Facilities are recommended for funding.


Disappointment_
Disappointing news:

A 71% cut for the 413 recommended Cultural and Museum Grants
(go here to see what these grants will be with a $9-million appropriation);

and 6 Cultural Facilities on ranked lists are not recommended for funding.



Heard_
Legislative LEADERSHIP has heard from you - thank you for responding to our alerts to communicate with leadership and to our focused alerts sent to specific counties this past Monday and Tuesday.  Hundreds of you responded.  They know this is an important issue to their constituents.


Continue_

CONTINUE TO SECURE EMAILS TO SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES FOR THEIR HELP:
 


Have you asked your senator and representative to help on this issue?

Have you asked your supporters to ask their legislators for help on this issue? 

Continue to inform and ask your supporters and arts advocates to send emails to their senators and representatives and ask for restored funds for Cultural and Museum grants.

WHO are our State Legislators?  Enter ZIP code here and easily find out who represents you in the Florida Legislature and communicate with your Florida senator and representative.  Get others to do the same.

Simple suggested email: 

Please help restore funding for Cultural and Museum grants.  A 71% cut means loss of jobs throughout our State.  Thank you.


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Status of what is currently recommended:   
DCA Grants Programs - click to access lists: 
Funded in FY 2015-2016:
Needed to Fully Fund FY 2016-2017 DCA Grants: 
What the TED Budget Conference Agreed to Fund on 2-28-16:
 $12,764,187
 $30,933,457
 $9,000,000
 $1,520,625
 $1,682,209
 $1,682,209
Cultural Facilities  $18,839,581
 $11,906,424
 $9,656,424
 $1,680,000
 $480,000
 $480,000
Subtotals: $34,804,393 $45,002,090 $20,818,633 
 
 
      
Thank you.
               
 
 
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