U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced over $16.5 million in federal funding is coming to New York through the National Endowment for the Arts.

This funding will support nearly 550 NEA projects around New York State in the arts and humanities.

In 2016, New York institutions were awarded 538 grants from the NEA, totaling more than $17 million.

President Trump’s recently released FY18 budget proposes to zero out funding for NEA and the National Endowment for the Humanities.