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Support for History in the Fiscal Year 2014 Funding Bill


National Coalition for HistoryFebruary 1, 2014. 
President Barack Obama has signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (Public Law 113–76), which will fund the federal government through the rest of fiscal year (FY) 2014. The table below, prepared by the National Coalition for History, provides the budgets of all major federal agency programs affecting history, archives, and education.

Agency

FY 2013

President’s Request

FY 2014

Difference 2013 to 2014

Institute of Museum and Library Services

$ 219.8

$ 225.8

$ 226.8

7

Library Programs

175

177

180.8

5.8

Museum Programs

29.3

32.9

30.1

0.8

International Education and Foreign Language Studies

70

81

72.1

2.1

Title VI-A&B (Domestic Programs)

63

73.4

65.1

2.1

Fulbright-Hays (Overseas Programs)

7

7.5

7

0

Library of Congress

558

608.7

579

21

National Archives & Records Administration

371

385.8

386.6

15.6

National Historical Publications & Records Commission

4.75

3

4.5

-0.25

National Endowment for the Humanities 

139

154.4

146

7

National Park Service

 

 

 

 

Historic Preservation Programs

53.2

59

56.4

3.2

National Recreation and Preservation*

56.7

52

60.8

4.1

Smithsonian Institution

769

869.2

805

36

Salaries & Expenses

603

711.2

647

44

Facilities Capital

166

158

158

-8

Wilson Center for International Scholars

10.5

10.5

10.5

0

Prepared by the National Coalition for History. Amounts are in millions of dollars. FY 2013 amounts reflect 5% mandatory sequester cuts. *Includes $18.3M in FY 2014 for Heritage Partnership Programs.


Lee White is the executive director of the National Coalition for History. Sign up to receive the National Coalition for History (NCH) Washington Update,  a weekly electronic newsletter that provides information on legislation, hearings, markups, and regulatory issues of concern to historians, archivists, and other stakeholders. 

Posted: February 10, 2014
Tagged: Advocacy, News of the Profession