NHPRC Receives $10 Million in FY ’09 Funding From House Appropriations Panel

On June 25, 2008, the House Appropriations Committee cleared the Financial Services and General Government fiscal year (FY) 2009 appropriations bill that includes funding for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The NHPRC not only staved off elimination, but received its fully authorized amount of $10 million (plus $2 million for administrative costs) for the first time since FY 2004.

As it has in recent years, the Bush administration once again zeroed out funding for the NHPRC in its proposed FY ’09 budget. In FY ’08, Congress provided $9.5 million for NHPRC $7.5 million in grants funding and $2 million for administrative expenses.

Total Budget—$12 million (9.5 million in FY ’08)
Grants–$10 million ($7.5 million in FY ’08)
Administrative Expenses–$2 million (same as FY ’08)