In July 2016, Congress passed legislation (Public Law 114-196) establishing the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission to begin planning for the nation’s 250th anniversary in 2026. Nearly a year later, Congress has finally completed the task of naming the private sector members of the panel. To see the roster of the panel, click here.
In rapid fire over the last two weeks, the House Appropriations Committee approved the four funding bills that include agencies and programs which most affect the historical community. Three agencies that were slated for elimination by the Trump administration (National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and the National Historical Publications more >
Federal Competitive Grant funding is now available for K-12 History and Civics Education professional development! The US Department of Education has published a Federal Register Notice announcing the grant competition for the National Activities grants we successfully advocated for in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Click here to read the Federal Register Notice.
On July 12, the National Coalition for History (NCH) sent a letter to Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero opposing the upcoming elimination of Saturday research hours at the main Archives building in Washington and Archives II in College Park, Maryland beginning July 22.