IV-01a: National Endowment for the Humanities Budget Request versus Final Appropriation, Fiscal Years 1966–2019 (Adjusted for Inflation)

Source: Data for years 1966 through 2007 were compiled by the National Humanities Alliance, at the request of the Humanities Indicators, from documentation supplied by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Office of Strategic Planning. Data for 2008 to 2015 were provided directly to the Humanities Indicators by NEH’s Office of Planning and Budget. Data for subsequent years were obtained from the annual budget requests to Congress, available at Funding amounts were adjusted for inflation using the Gross Domestic Product Implicit Price Deflators produced by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis; and “Projected GDP Deflators for Baseline Countries/Regions 2010–2030 (Updated: 12/6/2017)” (produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service,, accessed 5/9/2018). Data presented by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Humanities Indicators (

Funding amounts for this indicator are given in constant dollars; for the nominal amounts, see the data table associated with this indicator.

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