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Issue: National Endowment for the Humanities


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) provides direct grants to museums, universities, archives, and libraries in support of research, education, and preservation. Due to high demand and extremely limited funding, NEH was only able to fund 16 percent of the proposals it received in 2016. It also provides annual grants to state humanities councils in every state and U.S. territory. NEH received $149.8 million in FY 2017 appropriations.

  • We urge Congress to provide at least $155 million for NEH in FY 2018.

Download the PDF of the full National Endowment for the Humanities Issue Brief

Supporting Letters and Testimony

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