Monday, November 26, 2018, Statewide Conference Call Scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

Agenda and Call Materials Below 

Who is on today's call and participating?

Thank you for your participation and advocacy efforts.

Number 1
The 2019-2020 Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Matching Grant Recommendations Released:

On Friday, October 19, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner approved and released the 2019-2020 DCA grant recommendations for all four DCA grant-funding categories:

a.  Quick Look by DCA Grant Request Numbers by Counties and
     DCA Funding Categories

b.  County-by-County List  that includes all 664 recommended
     DCA matching grants for 2019-2020

c.  From high to low grant number requests by counties for

    1.  Cultural and Museum Matching Grant Requests
    2.  Culture Builds Florida Matching Grant Requests

    3.  Cultural Facilities Matching Grant Requests

    4.  Cultural Endowment  State Share Requests

DCA Matching-Grant Funding Categories -- click on category to access ranked list: Number of Qualified and Recommended Matching Grants: Total State 2019-2020 Appropriations Needed to Fund These Matching Grants: 
Cultural and Museum Matching Grant Requests for General Program Support
Department of State Requests $5,000,000 in its Agency Legislative 2019-2020 Budget Requests
Culture Builds Florida Matching Grant Requests for Specific Cultural Projects
Department of State Requests $2,980,028  in its Agency Legislative 2019-2020 Budget Requests
Cultural Facilities Matching Grant Requests
Could not find a Department of State Request in its Agency Legislative 2019-2020 Budget Requests
State Share Requests
Could not find a Department of State Request in its Agency Legislative 2019-2020 Budget Requests

Number 2
Election Results, Leaders and Committee Assignments as of 11-21-2018

a.  Who will represent my county in the Florida Senate, Florida House, and U.S. House AND what are quick DCA 2019-2020 DCA matching grant asks in my county to share with these legislators?

b.  Who, to date, will serve in Florida Legislative Leadership and committee and subcommittees and what is their contact information and who are their staff members?  Much of this information is still being finalized; once everything is finalized, we'll update the Excel file and share it with you.

c.  What are the Florida Legislative working committee weeks and the 2019 Florida Legislative Session in Tallahassee?

Week of December 11, 2018
Week of January 7, 2019
Week of January 22, 2019
Week of February 4, 2019
Week of February 11, 2019
Week of February 19, 2019

Legislative Session is March 5 through May 3, 2019 

d.  How is Governor-elect Ron DeSantis transition team shaping up?

e.  What is the projected time frame that the governor's office and the Florida Legislature will develop the 2019-2020 state budget?

f.   Florida HOUSE Website            Florida SENATE Website

Number 3
DRAFT Advocacy Strategies and 2019-2020 Asks of Florida Legislature

a.  DRAFT of Suggested Advocacy Strategies for Arts, Arts Education, and Culture Advocates

b.  What are some of the key state and local facts that advocates should learn and use in their communications with policymakers?

c.  PROPOSED 2019-2020 Match for More Impact Appropriation Asks

This template will also be used to create (1) specific-county and/or regional DCA recommended 2019-2020 matching-grant lists; (2) links to applicants' websites; (3) what the asks are to fund these matching grants; and (4) what are some of the local-impact facts.

Number 4
IMPORTANT Americans for the Arts Info to Share, Know, and Use in Your Local Advocacy Efforts

a.  Quick look at AFTA  Grades for Florida's members of Congress

b.  AFTA on September 27 released the results of its new Ipsos Public Opinion Survey.  More than 3,000 American adults over the age of 18 were polled and the new results provide the latest insight on topics that include 

1.  support for arts education,
2.  government arts funding, 
3.  personal engagement in the arts, 
4.  the personal benefits and well-being that come from engaging
     in the arts, and 
5.  how those benefits extend more broadly to the community.

Florida was one of eight states that participated in this new survey.

Number 5
Please join us for the FCA Advocacy and Information-to-Use Conference  Calls:

Please mark your calendars and plan to participate.

Calls are on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST: 

December 17
January 28
February 26 (note this is a Tuesday)
March 25 
April 22
May 13
June 17
July 22
August 19
September 23

Dates are subject to change, and we'll finalize on each month's statewide call the date of the next call for the following month.

Thank you for your participation and follow-through advocacy efforts.
Your voice moves arts & culture forward.

Florida Cultural Alliance
  Post Office Box 2131
 West Palm Beach, FL 33402-2131