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Issue: National Endowment for the Humanities


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) provides direct grants to museums, universities, archives, and libraries in support of research, education, and preservation. Due to high demand and extremely limited funding, NEH is only able to fund a small percentage of the proposals it receives. The agency also provides annual grants to state humanities councils in every state and U.S. territory. NEH received $162.25 million in FY 2020 appropriations and $167.5 million in FY 2021 appropriations.

  • We urge Congress to provide $135 million in supplemental COVID-19 economic relief grants and at least $225 million in regular FY 2022 appropriations for the NEH.

Download the National Endowment for the Humanities Issue Brief (PDF)

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