NEA Poised for FY2022 Funding Increase

March 10, 2022
From: Isaac Brown, Legislative Counsel
Vol. 22:01

After months of complicated negations, the House of Representatives passed legislation last night fully funding all government agencies for the remainder of fiscal year 2022. The Senate is expected to take up the measure shortly, with the aim of having the law signed before current funding expires at midnight on Friday.

In the bill, the National Endowment for the Arts is set to receive a total appropriation of $180 million. While this figure is lower than the amounts proposed by the President, the House and the Senate last year, it still represents an increase in funding of $12.5 million over the agency’s current level.

NASAA appreciates the bipartisan effort undertaken to secure additional support for the Arts Endowment, especially in this difficult budgetary environment.