a. ranked lists of Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) 2018-2019 matching-grant recommendations for all four-DCA- matching-grant categories and by counties;
b. the Florida Statutes / Rules that outline the guidelines for these DCA grants' programs; and
c. a few facts to support the asks for these 2018-2019 DCA grants.
Florida's Investment in DCA Matching-Grants Have Declined by 94% in the Past Five Years:
2.The 2018 Florida Legislature only appropriated $2,650,000 to fund 479 well-vetted matching grants under the Cultural and Museum Grants for General Program Support-- about 6% of the recommended and qualified grant amounts the eligible grant applicants qualified for in FY 2018-2019.
3.Three of the DCA matching-grants' programs were not funded at all for FY 2018-2019.
4. Quick look at 94% decline in Florida's appropriation investments over the past five years in these well-established and vetted statewide Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) matching-grants' programs. 5. Florida went from being ranked#10 nationally in state appropriation investments in itsofficial state arts agency matching grants' programs to #48 in one year.
Final status of the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) 2018-2019 recommended matching grants: