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SUPPORT THE HUMANITIES AND SAVE THE NEH!
Since its creation in 1965, the NEH has established a significant record of achievement through its grant-making programs. Over these five decades, the NEH has awarded more than $5.3 billion for humanities projects through more than 63,000 grants – supporting state councils across the nation, leading to the creation of books, films, museum exhibits, and exciting discoveries.
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The Trump administration released its budget blueprint for the federal government for the upcoming fiscal year. The budget requests no funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for fiscal year 2018, which begins on October 1. We are greatly saddened to learn of this proposal for elimination, as NEH has made significant contributions to the public good over its 50-year history. But as an agency of the executive branch, we answer to the President and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Therefore, we must abide by this budget request as this initial stage of the federal budget process gets under way. It will be up to Congress over the next several months to determine funding levels for fiscal year 2018. We will work closely with OMB in the coming months as the budget process continues. The agency is continuing its normal operations at this time. – NEH Chairman William D. Adams