Friday, June 21, 2019


Governor DeSantis signed Florida's FY 2019-20 $90.98 billion budget today and APPROVES  the appropriations to fund the recommended Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs' 2019-20 matching grants.  See below for what DCA matching grants in your county will be funded and at what levels.

1.  Budget-signing letter
2.   Veto List
3.  Budget  highlights

Congratulations to all of you who worked so hard to make these appropriations to fund these DCA matching grants possible.  We'll begin our statewide "thank you" campaign at the beginning of next week.

What is in Florida's FY 2019-20 budget to fund DOS DCA matching grants?

$21,250,028 in appropriations to fund the Florida Department of State (DOS) Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) 2019-20 matching grants:

● $2,980,028 to fully fund all 132 Culture Builds Florida Matching Grants

● $12,300,000 for Cultural and Museum Matching Grants (would provide approximately 29% of each of the 478 recommended grant amounts)

● $5,970,000 for Cultural Facilities Matching Grants (would fund first 18 on ranked list and partially fund #19)

What will the 2019-20 DCA matching grants based in your county be?

Projects Key

What are the other appropriations for OTHER arts/culture projects/programs that will receive funding under the DOS DCA?  Which projects did the Governor veto?

Go here for details on all the recommended other projects and below are the projects the governor vetoed:

Vetoed $500,000 for Ruth Eckerd Hall Expanding the Experience Campaign (Senate Form 2265) (HB 2567)

Vetoed $750,000 for Camp Blanding Museum Expansion Project (Senate Form 2228) (HB 4141)

Vetoed $250,000 for Carter G. Woodson African American Museum (Senate Form 2411) (HB 4599)

All the others on list will receive funding in FY 2019-20.