The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), commonly referred to as the ‘grant-making’ arm of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), was established by Congress in 1934, along with NARA, to promote the preservation and use of the American documentary record. NHPRC grants support a wide range of activities to preserve and increase access to historical records and to publish, in print and/or electronically, the papers of significant figures and themes relating to the history of the United States. [URL: www.archives.gov/nhprc/]
For FY 2015, we urge Congress to provide at least $5 million for the NHPRC grants program. NHPRC funding has been cut substantially in recent years, from $13 million in FY 2010 to $4.5 million in FY 2014.
Current Funding Status:
The FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill provided $4.5 million in funding for the NHPRC. This is $250,000 less than the FY 2013 post-sequestration level of $4.75 million and $500,000 less than the FY 2012 level of $5 million. For FY 2015, President Obama requested $5 million for the NHPRC.
The NHPRC grants program is funded under the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill.
NHPRC Annual Appropriations, FY 2010 to Present (in millions of dollars)
|Budget Request||10.0 (1)||7.0||5.0||3.0||3.0|