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Arts Ed Funding

June 30, 2016

At the Federal level

Thanks to Americans for the Arts for the following information….

Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 10.10.52 PMThe Senate advanced its education bill, which funds arts education. It is the first time in seven years that this Senate subcommittee has advanced bipartisan legislation for this largest domestic spending bill! The bill sustains U.S. Department of Education funding for the key Assistance for Arts Education program at $27 million, which supports competitive awards for national nonprofit organizations engaged in arts education, professional development activities, and model arts education programs. Funds also are used for evaluation and dissemination. However, the bill only provides $300 million for the new Student Success and Academic Enrichment Grants, which can support arts education in K-12 schools, and there is strong bipartisan commitment to work to achieve the authorized funding level of $1.65 billion for this grant program. To read more please CLICK HERE. For more information, contact Director of Federal Affairs Kate McClanahan at kmcclanahan@artsusa.org.

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