NEH Statement on FY 2018 Budget

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FY2018 budget



WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 23, 2018) —The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, approved by Congress and signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 23, 2018, provides funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) at $152,848,000, an increase of $3 million over the agency’s Fiscal Year 2017 funding level.

The legislation particularly commends NEH for its grant programs benefitting military veterans and their families, its ongoing work with American Indian and Alaska Native communities to help preserve their cultural and linguistic heritage, the creation of a new infrastructure and capacity-building grant category, and its support for local and regional humanities programs administered by the network of 56 state and territorial humanities councils.

“With this funding, NEH will be able to aggressively support essential cultural infrastructure projects across the country,” said Senior Deputy Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. “Our federal dollars play a catalytic role in generating local investment and sustainable economic development.”



National Endowment for the HumanitiesCreated in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: