President Trump has proposed to eliminate four federal grant-making agencies for the arts, humanities and media — three established during Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society and one established during Bill Clinton’s presidency. This would save an amount equal to less than three-tenths of 1 percent of the $3.9 trillion federal budget in 2016, and affect every congressional district in the nation — hitting cultural programming in low-income and rural communities especially hard. Here’s a look at the money that these four agencies disbursed to organizations in the region in fiscal 2016.

$148 MILLION

National Endowment

for the Arts

An independent agency

founded in 1965 to

support and provide

access to the arts.

D.C.: $2,600,200

Md.: $1,768,700

Va.: $1,668,330

Included $15,000 to

bring in professional

choreographers to prepare

diverse D.C. high-schoolers

for careers in contemporary

dance; $10,000 to teach

mosaic tile art and create

benches at several

Montgomery County public

schools; $10,000 to support

the residency of a pianist

and Fairfax Symphony

rchestra performances

of Bach and Mozart for

underserved Fairfax

students and their families.

$148 MILLION

National Endowment

for the Humanities

An independent agency

founded in 1965 to support

research, education,

preservation and public

programs in the humanities.

D.C.: $3,033,757

Md.: $2,426,025

Va.: $4,992,612

Included $60,000 for a D.C.

company’s documentary

about African American

diplomats during the Cold

War; $250,000 to digitize

Maryland newspapers

published between 1836

and 1922; $550,000 for an

Arlington company’s four-

hour TV series about the

Korean War.

$445 MILLION

Corporation for

Public Broadcasting

A private nonprofit

corporation founded in 1967

to support public media,

especially for underserved

audiences. It does not

produce programs.

D.C.: $6,046,023

Md.: $4,870,457

Va.: $68,216,027 (includes

$51,251,327 for PBS)

Included $1,216,849

for Washington radio

station WAMU; $26,300

for Eastern Region Public

Media in Kensington, Md.;

$3,549,179 for NewsHour

Productions in Arlington.

$230 MILLION

Institute of Museum

and Library Services

An independent agency

founded in 1996 to support

museums and libraries.

D.C.: $1,556,811

Md.: $5,488,242

Va.: $5,319,620

Included $133,614 for

the Textile Museum’s

learning center; $150,000

for an exhibit by Historic

Annapolis; $660,008 for a

George Mason University

study about how museums

and libraries can foster

an interest in science

technology, engineering

and math among children of

diverse backgrounds.

President Trump has proposed to eliminate four federal grant-making agencies for the arts, humanities and media — three established during Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society and one established during Bill Clinton’s presidency. This would save an amount equal to less than three-tenths of 1 percent of the $3.9 trillion federal budget in 2016, and affect every congressional district in the nation — hitting cultural programming in low-income and rural communities especially hard. Here’s a look at the money that these four agencies disbursed to organizations in the region in fiscal 2016.

TOTAL FUNDING

$148 MILLION

$148 MILLION

$230 MILLION

$445 MILLION

National Endowment

Institute of Museum

Corporation for

National Endowment

for the Arts

and Library Services

Public Broadcasting

for the Humanities

An independent agency

A private nonprofit

An independent agency

An independent agency

founded in 1965 to

corporation founded in 1967

founded in 1996 to support

founded in 1965 to support

support and provide

to support public media,

museums and libraries.

research, education,

access to the arts.

especially for underserved

preservation and public

audiences. It does not

programs in the humanities.

produce programs.

LOCAL FUNDING

D.C.: $2,600,200

D.C.: $3,033,757

D.C.: $1,556,811

D.C.: $6,046,023

Md.: $1,768,700

Md.: $2,426,025

Md.: $5,488,242

Md.: $4,870,457

Va.: $1,668,330

Va.: $4,992,612

Va.: $5,319,620

Va.: $68,216,027 (includes

$51,251,327 for PBS)

Included $60,000 for a D.C.

Included $15,000 to

Included $133,614 for

Included $1,216,849

company’s documentary

bring in professional

the Textile Museum’s

for Washington radio

about African American

choreographers to prepare

learning center; $150,000

station WAMU; $26,300

diplomats during the Cold

diverse D.C. high-schoolers

for an exhibit by Historic

for Eastern Region Public

War; $250,000 to digitize

for careers in contemporary

Annapolis; $660,008 for a

Media in Kensington, Md.;

Maryland newspapers

dance; $10,000 to teach

George Mason University

$3,549,179 for NewsHour

published between 1836

mosaic tile art and create

study about how museums

Productions in Arlington.

and 1922; $550,000 for an

benches at several

and libraries can foster

Arlington company’s four-

Montgomery County public

an interest in science

hour TV series about the

schools; $10,000 to support

technology, engineering

Korean War.

the residency of a pianist

and math among children of

and Fairfax Symphony

diverse backgrounds.

O

rchestra performances

of Bach and Mozart for

underserved Fairfax

students and their families.