National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency of the U.S. government, established by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 (Pub.L. 89–209), dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. The NEH is housed at 400 7th St SW, Washington, D.C.[1] From 1979 to 2014, NEH was at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. in the Nancy Hanks Center at the Old Post Office.

National Endowment for the Humanities
Agency overview
FormedSeptember 29, 1965
JurisdictionFederal government of the United States
HeadquartersConstitution Center (400 7th St SW, Washington, D.C.), Washington, D.C.
Employees159 (2010)
Annual budget$153 million USD (2008)
Agency executive
  • Adam Wolfson (acting), Chairman

On February 10, 2020, the NEH was presented by the Trump administration with a FY2021 budget that included an orderly wind-down of the agency.[2]