July 9, 2019 Participate in statewide thank you campaign to demonstrate appreciation for the partial restoration of the state appropriations to fund the 2019-20 DOS DCA matching grants.
   
June 21, 2019 Governor DeSantis signs off on Florida’s FY 2019-20 budget.  Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs’ matching-grants appropriations for 2019-20.
   
June 14, 2019, Update SB2500, Florida’s FY 2019-20 state budget bill, was officially presented to Governor DeSantis for his review, possible veto list, and approval.  He has until June 29 to take action.
   
5/29/2019  State Budget Update The Florida Legislature passed SB 2500, Florida’s FY 2019-20 proposed budget bill, on May 4.  SB2500 has to be officially presented to Governor DeSantis for his review and possible veto list.  Once the governor officially receives SB2500, he has 15 days to take action on it.  $21.2 million is currently in the proposed FY 2019-20 Florida budget to fund the DOS DCA matching grants.  
   
5/16/2019 Update Reminder to register for the annual Florida Alliance for Arts Education conference for all those interested and involved both in- and out-of-school arts education programs ans services:  June 20-22, Riverside Hotel Ft. Lauderdale
   
5/7/2019 An update that shows what 2019-20 Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs’ matching grants will be if Governor approves FY 2019-20 state budget.
   
5/4/2019 Florida Legislature ends its 2019 session and both chambers vote on the state budget bill, SB 2500.  Once enrolled, it goes to the Governor’s office for his review and veto power before he signs off on it. $21.2 million is currently in the proposed FY 2019-20 Florida budget to fund the DOS DCA matching grants.  
   
5/1/2019 Florida Legislature recommends $21.2 million in its proposed FY 2019-20 Florida budget to fund the DOS DCA matching grants.  They will vote on this budget on May 4.
   
4/25/2019 Appreciate.  Protect.  Relationships with Leadership? Alert regarding FY 2019-20 State-appropriation investments to fund DOS DCA matching grants.
   
4/24/2019 Send thank you emails to TED/TAT budget conference chairs for recommending Senate’s position on proposed appropriations for DOS DCA matching grants.
   
4/24/2019 TED/TAT budget conference House Offer #1 Update
   
4/24/2019 TED/TAT budget conference Senate Offer #1 Update
   
4/23/2019 TED/TAT budget conference first meeting tonight Update
   
4/23/2019 Get ready for budget-conference committee meetings and please pay attention to alerts and follow through in a timely manner.
4/12/2019 State-Budget Alert:  Have you communicated with your legislators to ask them to ask their chamber leaders to restore appropriations to the FY 2014-15 levels to fund 2019-20 DCA matching grants?
   
4/8/2019 Take action beginning today regarding state budget to RESTORE DOS DCA appropriation investments for matching grants 
 
3/29/2019 Take action now through April 2 to protect and not reduce current House and Senate appropriation recommendations for FY 2019-20 DOS DCA matching grants.
   
3/26/2019 Take Action Now on State Budget:  Florida House and Senate released their first-round of FY 2019-20 State Budget Proposals. This alert shows the side-by-side of what they recommend to fund the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs’ 2019-20 matching grants AND the actions you need to take now to help prevent further reductions in DCA funding and restore it to higher levels.
   
3/20/2019 Alliance State Budget Update:  Side-by-side of what the Senate TED and House TAT appropriations subcommittee chairs recommend to fund under the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs’ 2019-20 matching-grants programs.
   
3/19/2019 Florida House Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman’s FY 2019-20 Budget Recommendations for DOS DCA matching-grant appropriations
   
3/18/2019 3rd week of Florida Legislative Session:  Last chance to help influence round 1 of appropriation recommendations for DCA matching grants
   
3/13/2019 Arts & Culture Day 2019 in Tallahassee — participate through social media and reminder to follow through on those 4 things outlined under 3/11/19 below
   
3/11/2019 2nd week of Florida Legislative Session — reminder to share these four things with your State Legislators this week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FCA Updates & Announcements

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Detailed materials and information can also be found under the FCA Monthly Statewide Advocacy & Information-to-Use Conference Call Links

 

2/1/2019 Governor DeSantis Releases His Proposed FY 2019-2020 State Budget
1/28/2019 Announcement of new Florida Secretary of State
1/14/2019 Invite to 2019 Arts & Culture Day and National Arts Action Summit
1/7/2019 Information for LAA DCA 1-8-19 Statewide Call
1/3/2019 Have you heard this news? 
1/1/2019 Happy New Year 2019 
12/17/2019 General Advocacy Update
11/28/2019 Do you know DeSantis team members?
11/21/2018 Happy Thanksgiving 
11/16/2018 State and National Arts Day Announcements