S. 1061 would amend the John F. Kennedy Center Act to authorize appropriations totaling $235 million for maintenance, repair, and security of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as for capital projects for the center. Those activities are authorized through 2019 and appropriations for the activities totaled $41 million for fiscal year 2019. The bill also would authorize the center to design and display a commemorative plaque recognizing 2018 as the 60th anniversary of the National Cultural Center Act, to be funded by private donors.
For this estimate, CBO assumes that S. 1061 will be enacted before the beginning of fiscal year 2020, and that the authorized amounts will be appropriated each year. Estimated outlays are based on historical spending patterns.
Assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts, CBO estimates that implementing S. 1061 would cost $206 million over the 2020-2024 period, and $29 million after 2024. The costs of the legislation, detailed in Table 1, fall within budget function 500 (education, training, employment, and social services.)