NEH Budget Updates
I am very happy to report the spending bill just approved by Congress includes an increase of $3 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The bill also includes a $9 million increase for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and a $1.5 million increase for the Woodrow Wilson Center.
This wonderful result was not obvious when the Trump administration proposed eliminating all three last year; it is the product of an outpouring of support and relentless advocacy for the humanities. Congress has responded to the public in the best possible way.
This is not the end. The successful conclusion of a budget battle also marks the beginning of the one for next year. That said, I know you join me in thanking Congress for refusing to allow us to go backwards, just as I know our community will always be in the vanguard of creating and circulating knowledge for the public good.
Submitted on: MAR 27, 2018
Category: Provost's Office