AASLH Response to Federal History Funding Cuts

This article appeared in AASLH on May 24, 2017
by Jogh Dichtl, President &CEO, AASLH

Dear Members and Friends of AASLH, Yesterday, May 23, President Trump sent a FY2018 budget request to Congress that would drastically cut federal history and humanities funding. Both the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) would be quickly phased out, and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) as well as K-12 history and civics grants at the U.S. Department of Education would be eliminated. National Park Service funding for historic preservation and battlefield protection programs would be reduced, the National Heritage Areas would disappear. The National Coalition for History has a chart summarizing how federal history programs will be affected. - See more at: http://blogs.aaslh.org/aaslh-response-to-federal-history-funding-cuts/#s...