The Federation of State Humanities Councils advocates on behalf of its members, the state humanities councils, for increased federal funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the NEH’s Federal/State Partnership Office, which provides grants to the councils. In FY 2021, we are requesting $170 million for NEH and $54 million for the Federal/State Partnership . This modest increase would enable councils to rebuild programming scaled back due to funding cuts and help address the significant unmet demand from constituents for increased programs and council services.
The Federation is committed to coordinating its advocacy with other humanities organizations. This collaborative approach strengthens the voice of the humanities in the halls of Congress, enabling our community to make the strongest case possible for funding the NEH and the councils.
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Every March, councils come together in Washington, DC to advocate for humanities funding and talk with their congressional members about the important work of the councils. This three-day event features a briefing, a congressional reception, and a members-only meeting to report on visits to congressional offices.