Earlier this afternoon, President Trump signed the omnibus funding bill that finalized FY19 funding for a range of humanities programs. Under the bill, the NEH will receive a $2 million increase on FY18, marking the fourth consecutive increase for the agency. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission will receive level funding of $6 million, as it had in both House and Senate bills. The Historic Preservation Fund at the National Park Service will see a robust jump (from $96.9 million to $102.6 million), largely due to the inclusion of funding for Save America’s Treasures grants to preserve “nationally significant sites, structures, and artifacts.”
FY19 funding for several other programs and agencies, including the Department of Education’s international education programs and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, were passed before the shutdown. A complete funding chart can be found here.
Now that FY19 funding has been resolved, we turn our attention to pushing for robust increases for the NEH, Title VI and Fulbright-Hays, and other humanities programs for FY20. Join us March 10-12 for the NHA Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day to make the case to Congress!