May 16, 2022

Biden Administration Requests $177.55 Million for National Endowment For the Humanities (NEH) in 2022; $10.05 Million Increase Over Current Appropriation

From NEH:

The Biden administration today released a budget request of $177.55 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for fiscal year 2022. The request represents a 6 percent increase over NEH’s FY2021 appropriation.

The request includes:

  • $122.9 million for NEH’s grant programs in support of projects in the humanities, including $54.4 million for NEH’s partners in all 50  states and several jurisdictions.
  • $6.22 million for A More Perfect Union, a special initiative that builds on NEH’s 56-year investment in projects that catalog, preserve, explore, and promote American history;
  • $15.6 million in federal matching funds, including funding for NEH’s Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants program to help stimulate and match nonfederal donations in support of humanities institutions and organizations.

Direct to Complete Statement

Direct to Complete Appropriations Request For Fiscal Year 2022
95 pages; PDF.

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