Friday, June 2, 2017
Today, Governor Rick Scott
The Governor approved the following appropriations to fund the 2017-2018 Florida Division of Cultural Affairs' (DCA) grants programs and vetoed 5 legislative projects recommended for funding under the DCA:
FUNDED: $11,128,124 to fund 480 recommended DCA grants --
to column 6 to see approximately what these grants will be. As you know,
$35,519,347 was needed to fully fund all 480 recommended grantees at their qualified grant amounts. This appropriation will fund these grants at approximately 31.7% of what they qualify for under this grants' program.
THE GOVERNOR VETOED THE FOLLOWING LEGISLATIVE PROJECTS UNDER THIS CATEGORY -- they will not receive these appropriations:
St. Petersburg Warehouse Arts District Project (HB 2353) $400,000
African American History Museum at Historic Roosevelt High
He did not veto these two legislative projects; so, they will receive this funding in FY 2017-2018 under this category:
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
Great Explorations Children's Museum (HB 4385) $400,000
African Museum of Arts and Culture Center (HB 2925) $
Will fully fund all 110 recommended project grants.
FUNDED: $11,145,088 -- to be used to fund ranked DCA cultural facilities' grant projects; however, to fund all 36, $11,591,554 was needed.
THE GOVERNOR VETOED THE FOLLOWING LEGISLATIVE PROJECT UNDER THIS CATEGORY, and it will not receive this funding:
Orlando Science Center (HB 3615) $250,000
He did not veto this legislative project; so, it will receive funding in FY 2017-2018 under this category:
City of Jacksonville J.P. Small Park Museum Improvements
(HB 2439) $500,000
Other project/program line items funded under Division of Cultural Affairs in FY 2017-2018:
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
2018 Florida Legislative Session: As soon as next week's special legislative session ends, we need to get ready for the
2018 Florida Legislative Session that will be January 9 through March 9.
Florida Legislative committee meetings will begin in early fall to begin work on 2018 legislative bills and the development of Florida's FY 2018-2019 budget.
2018 Elections: It's also important election year for Florida.
Please reach out NOW to your state senator and representative; engage them; invite them to experience your community's arts and culture resources; thank them for their support and share with them reasons why state investments in this industry matter; build these valuable and important relationships with your policy makers.
Florida Cultural Alliance
Post Office Box 2131
West Palm Beach, FL 33402-2131