First-Person: The Arts Alliance Illinois Blog
On February 2, 2015, The Obama Administration released its FY 2016 budget request with an increase in funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) of almost 2 million dollars.
If passed by Congress and signed by the President, the NEA would receive $147.9 million in federal funding, above its current level of $146.0 million.
In FY2014 and FY2015, President Obama requested $154.5 and $146.0 million for the NEA.
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