FY14 Budget Victory for Arts Education
On Friday, January 17, President Obama signed into law the $1.1 trillion spending package passed a few days prior by the House and Senate. Lawmakers reached a deal on this spending package in December 2013. The spending bill allocates $25,000,000 to the Department of Education’s Arts in Education program for FY14 which restores its budget to FY12 funding levels. The program has avoided both elimination and consolidation into a grant program with other academic disciplines. Due to our advocacy efforts, the Arts in Education program remains a stand-alone program within the Department of Education and its budget has recovered from the 5% cut it received in the FY13 sequester.