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American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Protecting & Preserving non-profit arts jobs!

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ARRA Exhibit in Government Center with Congress Woman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Pam Dearden and Derek Davis

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart the nation's troubled economy with an economic stimulus plan totaling $787 billion in spending and tax cuts. This largest single cash infusion into the economy in American history was signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009.

Job Saved campaign.American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant funds, made possible through the National Endowment for the Arts, were awarded in 2009 in partnership with Southern Arts Federation's nine member state arts agencies.  

These grants protect and preserve jobs in the nonprofit arts sector that were threatened by the current economic downturn, and are unique and important validation about the impact that artists and arts organizations have on the national economy.

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ARRA Recipients

In 2010 Broward Cultural Division distributed federal grant stimulus funds to the following 17 organizations saving almost 50 jobs!

  • All Florida Youth Orchestra, Inc.
  • ArtServe, Inc.
  • Broward Cultural Division
  • Broward County Film Society
  • Coral Springs Museum of Art, Inc.
  • Florida's Singing Sons, Inc.
  • Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, Inc.
  • Friends of African American Research Library & Cultural Center
  • Gold Coast Jazz Society, Inc
  • Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Inc.
  • Old Dillard Foundation, Inc.
  • Mosaic Theatre, Inc.
  • Museum of Discovery & Science, Inc.
  • Nova Southeastern University, Inc. on behalf of its Museum of Art Division
  • South Florida Choral Arts, Inc.
  • South Florida Musical Guild, Inc.
  • Stonewall Library and Archives, Inc.


True Life Stories

Milton Mustafa
Read the touching true-life accounts of jobs saved!  Learn about the organizations, performers and administrative positions being rescued by this ground-breaking stimulus grant.  Read more...




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