The National Coalition for History (NCH) is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit educational organization providing leadership in history-related advocacy, serving as the profession's national voice, and acting as a clearinghouse of news and information.

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NCH Urges US Dept of Education to Make History and Civics Education a Funding Priority

July 17th, 2014

On July 18, the National Coalition for History (NCH) submitted a letter to the US Department of Education requesting that History and Civic Education be included as priorities in determining to where to focus Federal financial assistance through the agency’s discretionary grant programs. Click here to view NCH’s letter. Read More…

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NCH provides two ways for you to receive in-depth analysis of history- and archival-related news from the Nations capital. The NCH Washington Update, is a weekly electronic newsletter that wraps up events from the past week. We also offer an RSS feed that provides real-time access to news as it is being made. These reports provide information on legislation, hearings, markups, and regulatory issues of concern to historians, archivists, and other stakeholders. Both the newsletter and RSS feed are free and provided as a public service.
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House Appropriations Committee Restores Proposed Cuts in NEH FY 15 Budget

July 15th, 2014

On July 15, the House Appropriations Committee adopted the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies FY 15 funding bill. The Appropriations Committee included $146 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Committee added $8 million in funding for the NEH, up from the $138 million level recommended by the Interior appropriations subcommittee. Read the full article »

US Senate Confirms William “Bro” Adams as NEH Chairman

July 9th, 2014

The United States Senate today voted to confirm William D. “Bro” Adams as the 10th chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Adams is expected to begin as Chairman in the coming days. Read the full article »