Grassroots Action Center

Welcome to NAfME’s Grassroots Action Center!

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Here you will find different ways on how YOU can:

  • Support Music Education in Federal Education Policy!

  • Be Involved With the Legislative Process!

  • Engage Your Members in Congress!


Your Title IV-A Success Story!

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!


Join our Social Media Campaigns!

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:

Suggested Post:

“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


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

NAfME Quarterly Advocacy Webinars

Stay tuned for the date of our next Quarterly Advocacy Webinar!  Tentative topic will be the 2018 midterm elections!