In a major victory, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) will receive its highest level of funding in five years under the fiscal year (FY) 2009 omnibus spending bill (HR 1105) that was enacted into law this week. The NHPRC received $9.25 million for grants (plus $2 million for administrative costs), $1.75 million more than in FY ’08.
In his fiscal year 2009 budget submission, President Bush proposed zero funding and elimination of the NHPRC.
NHPRC FY ’09 Budget Summary:
- $9.25 million for grants (7.5 million) +$1.75 million
- $2 million for administrative expenses (same as FY ‘08)
TOTAL FUNDING–$11.25 million ($9.5 million) +$1.75 million