Wednesday, January 31, 2018
State Budget Update #2
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Budget Process Moving Quickly This Year

Today, January 31, both the House and Senate Appropriations' Committees will vote on their proposed FY 2018-2019 state budgets.



Below is what is in both the Senate's and House's proposed FY 2018-2019 state budgets as of today's date for appropriations to fund DCA 2018-2019 grants -- NOT FINAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE:

NEEDED To Fully Fund all 658 DCA Grants Fully:
Florida HOUSE Recommends
as of 1-31-18:
Florida SENATE Recommends
as of 1-31-18:

489 Cultural and Museum Matching Grants
$41,608,780
$10,000,000 
(24% of what is needed to fully fund 489 matching grants)

$8,653,985
(21% of what is needed to fully fund 489 matching grants)
134 Culture Builds Florida Matching Grants
$2,987,775
$2,987,775
(would fully fund all 134 matching grants)
$-0-
18 Cultural Facilities Matching Grants
$6,147,838

$6,147,838
(would fully fund all 18 matching grants)
$-0-
17 State Matches for Cultural Endowment Program
$4,080,000
$-0- $-0-

Also Recommended Are Legislative Member Projects:

The SENATE also recommends funding for twelve (12) legislative-member projects under the Cultural and Museum Grants Category totaling $8,384,260.

The HOUSE also recommends three (3) legislative-member projects under the Cultural and Museum Grants Category totaling $810,000 AND one under Cultural Facilities for $1,000,000.

Here is a DETAILED Color-Coded TABLE to all legislative-project descriptions and their sponsors.





The Florida Legislature is moving very quickly this year on the development of Florida's FY 2018-2019 state budget.  

We respect your time and are working now to develop the next best strategic steps to restore appropriations to fund these recommended DCA grants at their qualified grant amounts.  We will let you know this week the next suggested strategic steps to take to advocate for more restored dollars for these grants' programs.

There will be an upcoming revenue estimating conference at the beginning of February, which we hope will bring good news of additional revenue.


Please understand that this is a PROCESS.
The information shared above is one step in the process.


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