Learn about federal agencies and programs that support the humanities and how you can join us in advocating for increased funding.
The National Endowment for the Humanities supports humanities research, teaching, and public programs as well as the preservation of cultural heritage. The National Archives and Records Administration, the Institute for Museum and Libraries Services, the Library of Congress, and select programs at the Department of Education also offer crucial support.Learn about these agencies and programs
We track funding for all of these programs and issue regular policy updates on the appropriations process. We also track membership in the Congressional Humanities Caucus and the Senate Cultural Caucus, which signals representatives’ and senators’ support for the humanities.
When a large number of messages to Members of Congress will shape a congressional decision, we will issue an action alert to make it easy for you to reach out.Sign Up Now
Every March, we host Humanities Advocacy Day in Washington D.C., in conjunction with the NHA Annual Meeting. Students, faculty, administrators, government relations offices, scholarly society staff, and professionals from museums and libraries join us.Learn More About Humanities Advocacy Day
Learn more about scheduling an in-district meeting or host a meeting with a Member of Congress.Review Our In-District Advocacy Guide
Our research on the NEH’s impact can support you in making the case for increased funding. We have profiles of NEH projects in every state—over 200 profiles total.
We maintain a Congressional Library for letters authored by Members of Congress on behalf of the humanities, public witness testimony submitted to appropriations subcommittees on behalf of NHA, and additional documents submitted to Congress advocating for the value of federally funded humanities programs.Visit the library
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