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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) AAU FY20 Funding Brief

NEH Budget Chart AAU

NEH Budget Request versus Final Appropriation, FY1966-2019 (inflation-adjusted)
Source: Humanities Indicators, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

AAU urges Congress to provide at least $167.5 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities in FY20

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, communication, and analytical skills, competencies, and the expertise needed to fill public, private, and nonprofit sector jobs. 

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