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FY 2018’s funds will be available for the 2018 – 2019 school year. If you have received Title IV-A funding previously or will receive funding for the upcoming school year, we want to hear YOUR story!
Visit bit.ly/TitleIVstories to tell us your Title IV story:
- How much funding did you receive?
- What was the funding used for?
- How has it benefited your students?
- How has it benefited you as an educator in providing a well-rounded education?
- By using these funds, are you closer to providing a “quality” music program, as outlined in the OTL standards?
Your stories are vital to helping NAfME advocate for music education! Although Title IV-A received a significant increase in FY 2018, the new funding number is still short of the grant’s authorized amount of $1.6 billion. This information will help us get closer to that goal!
Thank Congress for #MoreTitleIV
Thank you to those who participated in our “Thank Congress for #MoreTitleIV” Thunderclap campaign!
Together, we were successful in reaching over 417,000 people through social media with our message of how Congress supported music education by funding Title IV-A at $1.1 billion in the FY 2018. Supplemental funds from this block grant will provide numerous school districts the ability to invest in critical areas of need, such as providing a “well-rounded education,” which includes music!
For those who missed out, you can still participate! Simply, copy and paste the following suggested post on your Facebook or Twitter:
“Thank you Congress for supporting #MusicEd and music educators by funding the Title IV-A block grant at $1.1 billion in the FY18 omnibus! #MoreTitleIV ow.ly/nAHn30j6PB1“
Thank Our Title IV-A Champions!
In addition, the following members of Congress have been vocal champions of the Title IV-A block grant. If you are a constituent and from the following members’ state, please be sure to tag them to see your thanks!
|Member of Congress||Twitter Handle|
|Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1)||@RepBonamici|
|Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA-5)||@RepKClark|
|Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40)||@RepRoybalAllard|
|Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA-3)||@BobbyScott|
|Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO-2)||@RepJaredPolis|
|Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21)||@RepStefanik|
|Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC-5)||@VirginiaFoxx|
|Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL-26)||@RepCurbelo|
|Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)||@SenatorBaldwin|
|Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)||@SenBooker|
|Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)||@SenBillNelson|
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