Your 2018-19 Cultural and Museum Grant for General Program Support
is in Serious JEOPARDY!
The Senate currently recommends ONLY $203,985 and the House currently recommends $10 million to fund
489 Cultural and Museum Matching Grants in 2018-19.
These appropriation recommendations are
NOT FINAL and CAN BE CHANGED if you take action now.
Please invest 15 to minutes now to read the information below to better understand where we are in this year's legislative session regarding the appropriation recommendations to fund Cultural and Museum Grants as of today's date. Once you've read this update, please
follow through now on
two action steps
Let's continue to work together to restore budget line item 3121 to a higher level so your organization can receive a higher percentage of its qualified grant amount under the Cultural and Museum Grants' category.
ADVOCATES, we have to pay attention for our policy makers to pay attention to us.
Your follow-up actions can demonstrate that we are all paying attention to the recommendations and actions our state policy makers are taking on the appropriations needed to fund the DCA Cultural and Museum matching grants, and the other DCA grants' programs.
Please invest 15-20 minutes now to let Florida Senate and House legislative leadership know
WHY this state DCA Cultural and Museum matching grant matters
to your organization, community, and state.
How does your organization
leverage this grant to help raise a critical
percentage of your annual operating budget?
What amount of your budget does it help you secure as a
jobs does it help your organization to preserve and create?
does it support?
residents and tourists
are reached by your programs?
What other matching 2018-2019 DCA grant applicants are recommended
for these matching grants that are based in
What is the
of Florida's nonprofit arts and culture
organizations within your city, county, region, and state?
How has your organization's expenses increased due to loss of revenue
from hurricane damage and/or temporary closure?
How much additional money is your organization investing to strengthen
security measures at your facilities for greater safety of your staff and
residents and tourists who engage with your programs and services?
It's important to share
with your Florida representative and senator and legislative leadership
WHY this state Cultural and Museum grant investment matters and is used and matched in the most
ACCOUNTABLE of ways.
These current appropriation recommendations are
NOT FINAL and CAN BE CHANGED. Legislators will be heading into budget conference meetings over the next couple of weeks to reconcile differences and develop our state's FY 2018-19 state budget to send to the governor.
The Revenue Estimating Conference meets today, and we're optimistic that there is additional revenue that could be added by Florida Legislative Leadership to the Cultural and Museums Grants' line item 3121 and other DCA grants-program budget line items. HOWEVER, they need to hear from you and others WHY this state-appropriation investment has substantial importance to your organization and community.
Together, we must continue to communicate with them throughout the next three weeks about the value and return on investment that these Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs' grants bring to our arts and cultural organizations and state.
What approximate percentage of your qualified and recommended grant amount would you receive if either of these appropriation recommendations remain and are not
In the Florida SENATE:
$203,985 is currently recommended.
This appropriation amount
would provide approximately 0.0049% of each of the qualified grant amounts for the 489 vetted and recommended DCA matching grants under the Cultural and Museum Grants' category (budget line item 3121).