Alert–Preserve American History and Civics Education in California

Historians and educators are speaking out against an impending threat to history and civics education requirements within the curriculum of the California State University (CSU) system. This change would reach beyond the 500,000 students of the CSU, to affect over 2 million students in California Community Colleges and 6 million K-12 students whose curricula follow the more >

Congress Finally Passes FY 2019 Federal Budget

On February 15, President Trump signed into law a $333 million omnibus appropriations bill (H.J. RES. 31) that will fund the federal government for the remaining seven-and-a-half months of fiscal year 2019 (FY19). Here is a chart showing how programs of interest to our community fared which includes the budget for FY19 and compares it with FY18 more >

Congress Enacts “Civil Rights Cold Case Records Collection Act”

In January, President Trump signed into law the “Civil Rights Cold Case Records Collection Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-426). It authorizes the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to create a collection of unsolved civil rights case files. In addition, the law establishes a Civil Rights Cold Case Review Board to determine which records more >

National Endowment for the Humanities Announces Grant Awards

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced $14.8 million in grants to support 253 humanities projects in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. An additional $47.5 million was awarded to fund 55 state humanities council partners.

National Park Service Awards Hurricane Disaster Recovery Grants

The National Park Service recently announced $48.5 million in supplemental assistance grants to help historic resources recover in areas impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017. Communities in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will receive assistance for historic preservation projects related to hurricane recovery efforts. more >

National Park Service Seeking Applicants for Rural Communities Preservation Grants

The National Park Service is now accepting applications for $5 million in grants to support the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities across the country that are listed in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places through the Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program (HRSP).