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Contact US Congress to Support NEA and NEH

Now is the time to contact your Members of Congress to at least match the President’s request by appropriating this increased funding for the NEA and NEH. Please urge your Members of Congress to support a budget of at least $211 million each for the NEA and NEH. Contact your Member of Congress today.

New Jersey receives over $1.5 million each year in NEA grants including over $1 million to the NJ State Council on the Arts through the State Partnership Program. It is important to preserve this federal support that is matched by the state and by private donations to grant recipients.

Support Arts & Culture Recovery in NJ FY24 State Budget

Please take a moment to thank Governor Murphy for appropriating $31.9 million in the New Jersey State Budget for FY24, and ask your state legislators to support this level of annual state funding. The budget also contains a modest $2.2 million increase for the NJ Cultural Trust.

ArtPride NJ continues to advocate for recovery funds through the American Rescue Plan. S2800/A4233 will provide the support needed to sustain post pandemic recovery. Your communication now will remind our elected officials how important state funds are for arts and culture are to communities throughout New Jersey.