Earlier this month the Trump administration released its budget for the 2019 fiscal year and again proposed the elimination of funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), as well as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
This proposal comes despite the fact that funding for the NEH and NEA only represents .02% of the federal budget and that grants from the two agencies provide vital support for the work of scholars, teachers, and public institutions in all fifty states.
To help ensure that members of Congress know about the important work being done in their own communities with the support of the NEH, the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) is again organizing a gathering of advocates in Washington March 11-13.
Information about this effort is included in the piece below by NHA Deputy Director Beatrice Gurwitz. Details about Humanities Advocacy Day can be found here.