FY17 Budget Includes Nearly $17M in New Funding for Culture
6.21.2016We are trilled to report that the FY17 budget includes nearly $17M in new expense funding for culture. We could not have achieved this increase without all of your hard work and support. Thank you!
Mayor de Blasio increased operating support of the citys cultural organizations by $10 million. This is the first increase to operating support in a decade! The $10M breaks down as $5M for CIG operating support and $5M to Program Groups (with $4M going to the Cultural Development Fund for grant making and $1M allocated for non-CIG energy).
The City Council also increased several initiatives including a $3M increase to the Cultural After School Adventure Program (CASA), a $2M increase the Cultural Immigrant Initiative, and a $1M increase to Su-CASA.
Please join us in thanking Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Minority Leader Steven Matteo, Finance Chair Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, and the entire New York City Council for scoring this major victory on behalf of culture.
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New York City's 1,300 plus cultural organizations and thousands of artists are essential to the economy and identity of the city, creating more than 120,000 jobs and generating $8.1 billion in economic activity. And yet, nonprofit culture receives less than one-fourth of one percent of the overall city expense budget.
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