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President Obama Releases FY 2015 Budget Number for the National Endowment for the Arts

Today, President Obama released his fiscal year 2015 budget request of $146.021 million for the National Endowment for the Arts, the same amount as the current year's budget.

Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa said, "In these challenging economic times, it is heartening that President Obama has put forward level funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, allowing the NEA to continue our mission of providing all Americans opportunities for arts participation."

In fiscal year 2013 with a budget of $138.383 million, the agency awarded 2,153 grants totaling $112.734 million.

For the NEA's appropriation history, please click here.

The NEA's fiscal year 2015 budget submission to Congress will be available on arts.gov on Friday, March 7, 2014.