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National Endowment for the Humanities

A humanities education provides individuals from all disciplines with the critical thinking and problem-solving knowledge and skillsets needed to address complex health, security, climate, and societal challenges.
Representative David Price and Senator Jack Reed are leading a “Dear Colleague” letters requesting at least $204 million in funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in FY23. Please see the below instructions provided by the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) regarding the House and Senate Dear Colleague Letters supporting the NEH.
AAU urges Congress to provide at least $204 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities in FY23. NEH grants support the humanities nationwide—including history, English, and civics—which are fundamental to learning and essential for full participation in a modern democracy.
An overview of the President's full proposed budget for FY23, including summaries and analyses for individual agencies.
This table represents the current status of FY22 appropriations for AAU’s funding priorities at the Departments of Education, Energy, and Defense as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, AFRI, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
This week's newsletter features updates about an AAU letter urging Congress to pass FY22 appropriations and Build Back Better Act provisions crucial to our nation's health, competitiveness, and security; DHS's reestablishment of the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council; and more.
A robust humanities education is critical to cultivating a broadly-educated workforce ready to compete in the knowledge-based, global 21st Century economy. From the basic building blocks of early education, to the highest levels of academic attainment, humanities fields provide individuals from all disciplines, including science, technology, engineering, & mathematics (STEM), with critical thinking, problem-solving, communi-cation, and analytical skills, competencies, and the expertise needed to fill public, private, and non-profit sector jobs. AAU urges Congress to contin-ue the long-standing practice of funding NEH at the same level as the National Endowment for the Arts.