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Meeting of National Council on the Humanities

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AGENCY:

National Endowment for the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities.

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the National Council on the Humanities will meet to advise the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) with respect to policies, programs and procedures for carrying out his functions; to review applications for financial assistance under the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965 and make recommendations thereon to the Chairman; and to consider gifts offered to NEH and make recommendations thereon to the Chairman.

DATES:

The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., and Friday, July 13, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. until adjourned.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20506. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for room numbers.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Elizabeth Voyatzis, Committee Management Officer, 400 7th Street SW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20506; (202) 606-8322; evoyatzis@neh.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The National Council on the Humanities is meeting pursuant to the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 951-960, as amended). The Committee meetings of the National Council on the Humanities will be held on July 12, 2018, as follows: The policy discussion session (open to the public) will convene at 9:00 a.m. until approximately 10:30 a.m., followed by the discussion of specific grant applications and programs before the Council (closed to the public) from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

All Committee meetings will take place at Constitution Center. For specific room numbers, contact Caitlin Cater at (202) 606-8322 or gencounsel@neh.gov.

The plenary session of the National Council on the Humanities will convene on July 13, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Center at Constitution Center. The agenda for the morning session (open to the public) will be as follows:

A. Minutes of the Previous Meeting

B. Reports

1. Chairman's Remarks

2. Senior Deputy Chairman's Remarks

3. Presentation by guest speaker Lori Foley, Federal Emergency Management Agency

4. Congressional Affairs and Budget Reports

5. Office of Communications Report on New NEH Website

6. Reports on Policy and General Matters

a. Digital Humanities

b. Education Programs

c. Federal/State Partnership

d. Preservation and Access

e. Challenge Grants

f. Public Programs

g. Research Programs

The remainder of the plenary session will be for consideration of specific applications and therefore will be closed to the public.

As identified above, portions of the meeting of the National Council on the Humanities will be closed to the public pursuant to sections 552b(c)(4), 552b(c)(6), and 552b(c)(9)(B) of Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The closed sessions will include review of personal and/or proprietary financial and commercial information given in confidence to the agency by grant applicants, and discussion of certain information, the premature disclosure of which could significantly frustrate implementation of proposed agency action. I have made this determination pursuant to the authority granted me by the Chairman's Delegation of Authority to Close Advisory Committee Meetings dated April 15, 2016.

Please note that individuals planning to attend the public sessions of the meeting are subject to security screening procedures. If you wish to attend any of the public sessions, please inform NEH as soon as possible by contacting Caitlin Cater at (202) 606-8322 or gencounsel@neh.gov. Please also provide advance notice of any special needs or accommodations, including for a sign language interpreter.

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Dated: June 6, 2018.

Elizabeth Voyatzis,

Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2018-13689 Filed 6-22-18; 8:45 am]

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