FY23 Appropriations Asks

Current Status:
The negotiations for funding the federal government are in the beginning stages. In March, President Biden released his proposed budget for funding the federal government during the FY23 Appropriations cycle. Following the release of the President's budget, the House Appropriations Committee announced its schedule. Throughout the month of June, the House Appropriations Committee will hold a series of subcommittee markups for various appropriations bills. 

The Senate has yet to announce its schedule. 

Current Asks:


  • Request that your U.S. Congressional delegation support the House-approved $203.55 million budget for the NEA for FY 2023. 

Arts Education 

  • Fund the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Assistance to Arts Education program at $40 million. 
  • Provide $2 billion in support for the Student Support & Academic Enrichment Grants under Title IV, Part A, to support Well-Rounded Education. 
  • Provide $1.8 billion in support for the Nita Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21stCCLC) after-school program. 
  • Provide at least $4 million for the Institute of Education Science to implement a Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) study in the arts and appropriately fund the arts in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). 

Office of Museum Service, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) 

  • Provide robust funding of at least $52 million in fiscal year (FY) 2023 for the IMLS Office of Museum Services.
  • Include funding for the agency to explore establishing a roadmap to strengthen the structural support for a museum Grants to States program administered by OMS.


Creative Workforce Grants (House-related ask)

  • Request $100 mil. to establish a creative worker grants program at the U.S. Department of Labor under the authority of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). 
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