Congress has released details of their spending bill that would fund the federal government through the end of FY2011 in September. This bill includes a $38.5 billion in cuts including many deep cuts to education programs.
Congress appropriated $237.8 million for The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This is a $44 million cut from FY2010. It is unclear at this time which programs administered by IMLS will receive cuts.
The Improving Literacy Through School Libraries program was not included in the bill and therefore the Department of Education will have 30 days after enactment to determine what to do with the program.
As this process unfolds, more information will be posted on the District Dispatch.
Assistant Director, OGR