Friday, May 5, 2017

The Florida Legislature Released
Florida's FY 2017-2018 Proposed Budget

Below are the appropriations in SB 2500, Florida's FY 2017-2018 Proposed State Budget, for the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs' 2017-2018 grants.  Please note that the Florida Legislature has to vote on the budget and then it goes to the Governor for his review, possible vetoes, and final approval:


Cultural and Museum Grants:    $13,541,124

Breakdown for this appropriation:

$11,128,124 to fund 480 recommended DCA grants --
go here to column 6 to see approximately what grants will be.

$2,413,000 to fund the following legislative projects:

St. Petersburg Warehouse Arts District Project (HB 2353)        $400,000
Great Explorations Children's Museum (HB 4385)                    $400,000
African Museum of Arts and Culture Center (HB 2925)             $
500,000
African American History Museum at Historic Roosevelt High
School, Palm Beach County (Senate Form 2131)                      $350,000
Education and Access to Performing Arts Program (HB 2351)  $500,000
PIAG Museum (HB 4269)                                                           $263,000




 Will fully fund all 110 recommended project grants.



Breakdown for this appropriation:

$11,145,088  -- to be used to fund ranked DCA cultural facilities' grant projects; however, to fund all 36, $11,591,554 is needed.

$750,000 is to fund the following legislative projects:

City of Jacksonville J.P. Small Park Museum Improvements
(HB 2439)                                                                                          $500,000
Orlando Science Center (HB 3615)                                                   $250,000


Other project/program line items under Division of Cultural Affairs:

FLORIDA AFRICAN-AMERICAN  HERITAGE PRESERVATION NETWORK
FROM GENERAL REVENUE FUND                                                 $450,000

FLORIDA ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
FROM GENERAL REVENUE FUND (pass through appropriation)   $500,000

FLORIDA HOLOCAUST MUSEUM - ST. PETERSBURG
FROM GENERAL REVENUE FUND                                                 $750,000
The funds in Specific Appropriation 3141A are provided for funding an
appropriations project related to HB 2631.

HOLOCAUST DOCUMENTATION AND EDUCATIONCENTER
FROM GENERAL REVENUE FUND                                                 $357,000
     

A more detailed document that shows all the arts and culturally related appropriation recommendations throughout the budget will be provided to you next week.

We'll also discuss this year's budget and legislative session in greater detail on our Monday, May 8, statewide advocacy and information-to-use conference call.

Thank you for all of you advocacy efforts to secure these appropriation recommendations.