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The feds aren’t the only ones who practice pork-barrel politics: District politicos aren’t so bad at it themselves, thank you very much. Buried in the yearly Budget Support Act are various line items funding nonprofits and other projects. This year, the draft BSA submitted by the mayor [PDF] includes about $27 million earmarked for various causes. Here’s the biggest of them:

LL’s made some calls to inquire about the Ford’s Theatre money. He’ll report back as soon as he gets some more information.

Meanwhile, peruse the full list of earmarks after the jump—-including the $50,000 for the High Tea Society!

Funded through the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development ($2.23 million):

  • $100,000 for the Avalon Theatre
  • $200,000 for the Cherry Blossom Festival
  • $398,000 to “explore the feasibility of a D.C. Children’s Museum”
  • $200,000 for Fields of Dreams
  • $500,000 for the Greater Washington Sports Alliance
  • $500,000 for the Lincoln Theater
  • $232,000 for Keely’s Boxing and Youth Center
  • $100,000 for a “market analysis and planning study of the Takoma Theatre”

Funded through the Office of the Chief Financial Officer ($24.6 million):

  • $40,000 for Camp Imagine
  • $250,000 for the Capital Breast Care Center
  • $250,000 for the Capital Fringe Festival
  • $30,000 for CHAMPS
  • $300,000 for City Dance
  • $25,000 for a community garden at 13th Street and Kentucky Avenue SE
  • $150,000 for Cool Capital Challenge
  • $500,000 for Cultural Tourism DC
  • $250,000 for the DC Central Kitchen
  • $1 million for the DC Economic Partnership
  • $500,000 for DC Vote
  • $100,000 for the DC Youth Orchestra
  • $500,000 for the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival
  • $500,000 for the Earth Conservation Corps
  • $250,000 for the East of the River Family Strengthening Collaborative
  • $200,000 for Food and Friends
  • $10 million for Ford’s Theatre
  • $250,000 for the Fort Dupont Ice Arena
  • $50,000 for the Friends of Book Hill Park
  • $10,000 for the Friends of Hillcrest Recreation Center
  • $50,000 for the Friends of Kennedy Playground
  • $50,000 for the High Tea Society
  • $75,000 for the Higher Achievement Program
  • $500,000 for the Historical Society of Washington
  • $500,000 for the Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund
  • $250,000 for the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization
  • $25,000 for My Buddy Notes
  • $300,000 for the National Building Museum
  • $200,000 for the Kids Set Sail program of the National Maritime Heritage Foundation
  • $50,000 for the Northeast Performing Arts Group
  • $1 million for Peaceoholics
  • $100,000 for Positive Choices
  • $65,000 for Set Point, Inc.
  • $1.5 million for Southeastern University
  • $2 million for THEARC
  • $1 million shall fund an Intra-District transfer to the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development to support the Ward 4 BID Demonstration Project and capital improvement grants to businesses on Georgia Avenue or Kennedy Street NW.
  • $100,000 for the Ward 7 Arts Collaborative
  • $100,000 for the Ward 7 Business and Professional Association
  • $60,000 for the Ward 7 Education Initiative
  • $100,000 for the Ward 7 Nonprofit Consortium
  • $100,000 for the Ward 8 Tennis & Education Council
  • $200,000 for the Washington Area Women in Trades
  • $1 million for the Washington Ballet
  • $50,000 for the Washington East Foundation