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NEH Chairman William D. Adams's Statement on NEH FY17 Budget

Statement on budget

NEH Chairman William D. Adams released the following statement on the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, approved by Congress and signed into law on May 5, 2017:

By signing this bill, Congress and President Donald J. Trump have provided funding for NEH of $149,848,000, an increase of almost $2 million over the agency’s Fiscal Year 2016 funding level.

The House bill’s explanatory statement especially commends NEH for its support of grant programs that benefit veterans, Native American and Alaska Native communities, and the state humanities councils. We are proud of our important work in these areas as well as our support of a variety of other humanities programs and projects.

We are pleased to be able to continue our normal operations, in the months ahead, of accepting and reviewing applications and supporting humanities programming throughout the country, as has been true throughout our 50 years of service to the American people.

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About the National Endowment for the Humanities

Created 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: www.neh.gov.

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