Time to say thank you!
The FY22 NJ State Budget was signed by Governor Murphy on June 29 and provides $31.9 million for cultural projects that will be administered by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in grants that will be awarded to arts organizations in late July 2021. This appropriation honors the minimum level appropriation authorized by state law (P.L.2019, c. 333) passed in January 2020.
The FY22 NJ State Budget presents an historic appropriation for arts support ($9.22 million more than the previous high of $22.68 million in FY05), and now it is time to thank Governor Murphy and our state legislators for supporting desperately needed state funding that will begin to help New Jersey’s nonprofit arts industry recover from the COVID pandemic.
The arts and culture recovery runway is going to be long and unpredictable. Sustained communication with elected officials will make sure they are aware of the sector’s ongoing needs. While you say thank you, please add any notes that shed light on your personal experiences, and how government support is important now and in the future.
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