Federal budget repeats recent history, proposing elimination of NEA
February 12, 2020
With bipartisan support from Congress, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) received an increase for fiscal year 2020 for a total funding level of $162.25 million, while the Assistance for Arts Education (AAE) program fund at the U.S. Department of Education actually received a $1 million increase for a total funding level of $30 million. However, the Trump Administration has once again proposed elimination of several sources of federal support for the arts, including the NEA, the AAE fund, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and others. The following League resources will help your orchestra prepare to speak up on issues that matter the most to your community:
- Key Issues at a Glance: our concise 2-pager summarizes the main policy issues affecting orchestras.
- Online advocacy campaigns: write to Congress on issues from arts funding to tax policy.
- 2020 Calendar of Opportunities: plan ahead for when your elected officials will be at home, and find suggested actions you can take.