Late last night, Congress released the details of its massive FY 2014 Omnibus spending bill. I am pleased to share that our online petition - signed by more than 40,000 advocates - helped lead the way to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) being allocated $146 million for the year.
Arts Action Fund members successfully prevented a proposed 49% budget cut from taking place!
In fact, this new funding level is, in effect, an increase over last year’s since Congress is suspending the automatic sequester cuts that began last year. NEA will now have the full spending power of $146 million to invest in community-based arts programs across the country.