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.
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.
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.
On July 9, the House subcommittee that oversees funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) passed a bill to fund NEH at its lowest level (in constant dollars) since 1972. If enacted, this $8 million cut would bring NEH’s funding level to just $138 million for 2015.
The House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies marked up its fiscal year (FY) 2015 funding bill today. Of major concern are proposed cuts in funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and history and preservation programs at the National Park Service.