Increase NEA Funding!
Current Status:
On May 28, 2021, the Biden Administration released its fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget which included a $201 million recommended budget for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This is a recommended increase of $33.5 million over the FY 2021 budget for the agency, the largest potential increase in the agency's history! 

U.S. House appropriators are expected to begin their work in mid-June and will complete their work by the end of the month. 

Current Ask:
Request your members of Congress support the $201 million budget recommendation in the Interior Appropriations Bill which funds the NEA. See the 2021 NEA Issue Brief for further details.

In January 2021, the 117th Congress began and congressional appropriators started the cycle for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 appropriations process. In each of the FY 2018 - 2021 cycles, the Trump administration sought to eliminate the NEA; however, Congress strongly rejected that proposal on a bipartisan basis each year, and actually increased NEA funding every year. FY 2021 saw a final funding level of $167.5 million each for the NEA and NEH. 

The House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee is led by Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and David Joyce (R-OH) and the Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee is led by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). 

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