Contact Congress on FY ’13 NEH and Title VI/Fulbright-Hays Funding

The National Coalition for History urges you to contact your Representative and ask him or her to support robust funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Title VI/ Fulbright-Hays International Education and Foreign Language programs in the fiscal year 2013 appropriations bills that have begun to work their way through Congress. NOTE: more >

National Park Service Awards State and Tribal Historic Preservation Grants

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently announced $46.9 million in historic preservation grants to the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Territories, and three independent Pacific island nations. The Secretary also announced $8.4 million in grants to 131 American Indian tribes to support Tribal Historic Preservation Offices under the National Historic Preservation more >

House Panel Passes Two K-12 Education Reform Bills

On February 28, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce approved two pieces of legislation to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The “Student Success Act” (H.R. 3989) and the “Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act” (H.R. 3990) were both approved by a party line vote of 23 Republicans to 16 Democrats.

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program Application Period Open

The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program for 2012, is accepting applications until April 23, 2012. This program “provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor.”

NHPRC Announces $2.5 Million in Grant Awards

Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero recently awarded 40 grants totaling $2.5 million for historical records projects in 27 states and the District of Columbia. The National Archives grants program is carried out through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

President Obama Awards 2011 National Humanities Medals

On February 13, 2012, President Barack Obama presented the 2011 National Humanities Medals to nine Americans for their outstanding achievements in history, literature, education, philosophy, and musicology. Notable among the awardees was National History Day. Executive Director Dr. Cathy Gorn accepted the medal on behalf of the organization.