President’s FY19 Budget Request Cuts Tribal Preservation Programs

Updated Feb. 13, 2018

On Feb. 12, 2018, President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2019 budget request that will cover the period of Oct. 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2019. Drastic cuts in federal cultural preservation programs were in his request, including reducing the Tribal line item of the Historic Preservation Fund from $10.49 million to $5.74 million, even though the number of Indian tribes participating in the program continues to increase.
Click here for updated chart of FY18 budget deliberations and the President’s FY19 request for the Historic Preservation Fund

The President requested $0 for NAGPRA Grants (reduction of $1.657 million in grants to Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and museums), which are administered by the National Park Service, Interior Department.
Click here to review the National Park Service 417-page President’s FY19 Budget Request

The President requested funds to close down the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Click here to read the IMLS statement on the FY19 budget request
Click here to read the NEA statement on the FY19 budget request
Click here to read the NEH statement on the FY19 budget request