Academies for American History and Civics – The Academies for American History and Civics program was authorized under the American History and Civics Act of 2004 and Title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The program supports intensive workshops for teachers and students in the areas of history and civics. In fiscal years 2011 through 2014, Congress did not appropriate funds for the program, and the President’s 2014 Budget Request does not include funding for the program. In 2010, the program received $2 million, including $1 million for the portion of the program that serves teachers, called the Presidential Academies for the Teaching of American History and Civics, received $1 million.

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