Friday, January 17, 2014

Appropriations leaders in Congress release the Fiscal Year 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which includes $146 million in funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. This concludes a very turbulent and often heavily divisive year that saw a fractious appropriations process and a government shut-down that lasted 16 days.   Congress will now turn to work on FY 2015 starting with the President's State of the Union scheduled for January 28 and the Administration's budget request to follow about a month later.


Key Federally Funded Arts Program FY 2013 Appropriations* (in millions) FY 2014 President's Budget Request
(in millions)
FY 2014 Omnibus
(in millions)
National Endowment for the Arts $146.255 $154.466 $146.02
National Endowment for the Humanities $146.255 $154.466 $146.02
Institute of Museum and Library Services $232 $225.813 $226.86
U.S. Dept. of Education's
Arts in Education Program
$24.596 $0 $25
Corporation for Public Broadcasting $445 $445 $445

*These FY 2013 levels are pre-sequester.