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President Releases Proposed FY15 Budget‏

President Releases Proposed FY15 Budget‏

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Association of Performing Arts Presenters

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1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 200 Washington, DC 20036

Dates:

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 8:00pm

Company:
Association of Performing Arts Presenters



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Advocacy Update

President Releases FY15 Budget 

March 5, 2014

Yesterday, President Obama released his FY15 budget proposal. Here are his requests for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Arts in Education (AIE) programs at the U.S. Department of Education:

 

NEA FY15 Proposal:

The President's budget includes a request of $146 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). His proposal represents level funding from FY14 for the agency.The NEA budget experienced a rollercoaster ride last year, beginning with the President's initial proposal of $154.5 million. In the 2013 sequester, the agency suffered an additional budget cut, and during FY14 appropriations, it was threatened with a cut to $75 million. With your advocacy efforts, the NEA's final FY14 budget was announced at $146 million, a restoration to near FY12 levels. PAA and the arts community continue to advocate for $155 million for the NEA.

For a history on NEA appropriations, visit our NEA Issue Center

 

AIE FY15 Proposal:

The President's FY15 budget once again eliminates funding for the $25 million Arts in Education Program at the Dept. of Education in favor of consolidating the program into a broader fund for Effective Teaching and Learning for a Well-Rounded Education. The President is proposing that 10 subjects of learning--including geography, foreign language, and the arts--compete against each other for a total FY15 funding pool of only $25 million. PAA and arts education advocates are calling on Congress to maintain distinct funding for the Arts in Education Program at $30 million in FY15.

For a history on AIE appropriations, visit our Arts Education Issue Center.

 

The Charitable Deduction:

The President's FY15 budget proposal once again caps the charitable deduction at 28%. Numerous studies have shown that limits to charitable giving incentives may have a negative impact on giving, which could impact the services provided by nonprofits. PAA and charitable giving advocates continue to urge lawmakers to protect the full value and scope of the charitable deduction.

You can learn more about this giving incentive in our Tax Issue Center.


Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to take action on FY15 budget appropriations.
 



The Performing Arts Alliance is a national network of more than 33,000 organizational and individual members comprising the professional, nonprofit performing arts and presenting fields. Membership in the Performing Arts Alliance is a member service of Alternate Roots, American Composers Forum, Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Chamber Music America, Chorus America, Dance/USA, Fractured Atlas, League of American Orchestras, National Alliance for Musical Theatre, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, National Performance Network, Network of Ensemble Theaters, New Music USA, OPERA America, and Theatre Communications Group.

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