Reinstate the ACE Grant
Our state representatives and senators are working tirelessly on the state budget which will go into effect on July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
This week is our best time to be recognized and discussed. Many bills have started their movements through committees, where they are “killed” or passed to the next committee.
For the FAAE, the MOST IMPORTANT item is the REINSTATEMENT OF FUNDING FOR THE ARTS FOR A COMPLETE EDUCATION (ACE) GRANT.
The funding for this grant was cut with other “educational enhancements” on June 29, 2020, due to the coronavirus shut downs. This grant is the source of funding for the Florida Arts “Arts Achieve” Model Schools, the Advancing Arts Education, the lesson plans and resources for ALL arts education courses for CPALMS, and the Careers in the Arts Workshops and web resource. We are requesting that you write to your delegates during the week of MARCH 16-19 and ask them to vote in favor of this appropriation.
Please write if you have ever been the recipient of one of our awards or have participated in our programs (FAMS, Advancing Arts Ed, Careers in the Arts, CPALMS).
It is especially important that our legislators hear FROM YOU about how the FAAE has had an effect on arts education in your schools. Invite your friends and families to write as well.
Find your delegates here:
When advocating for public schools, if you are employed in the system, you are advised to use your home email or address in any correspondence with your delegates.