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Strategic Plan

Fiscal Year 2018 - Fiscal Year 2022


The National Endowment for the Humanities serves and strengthens our nation by supporting high-quality projects and programs in the humanities and by making the humanities available to all Americans.

The public has a great appetite for learning, and the programing offered by NEH continues to nourish the intellectual and artistic curiosity of those who continue to explore the unknown in the pursuit of knowledge for the betterment of mankind.   

In addition to awarding grants through its programmatic divisions, NEH supports various projects that offer learning and research opportunities to the public. One such initiative is Chronicling America, a joint project of NEH and the Library of Congress to provide searchable digital access to more than twelve million pages of historic newspapers from across the country. This enables users to see themselves and their communities in the context of their times while creating new ways for scholars to tell the stories of America.

The NEH programmatic divisions—Education Programs, Preservation and Access, Public Programs, Research Programs, Digital Humanities, and Federal/State Partnership—participated in funding 813 humanities projects in FY 2017, totaling $120,350,041. 

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