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ALA Washington Office Submits Comments on IAL

On Monday, that ALA Washington Office submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) grant program. IAL was funded in FY 2014 at $25 million and is a competitive grant program where, by law, a

Posted in Library Advocacy

IAL Grant Applications to be Released this Summer

The U.S. Department of Education released this week that they will possibly release application information for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program in June with a deadline of July 18, 2014.  Please check back later for more information.  In

Posted in Library Advocacy

Contact your U.S. Senators and Reps Today to Support Library Funding

Please contact your U.S. Senators and Representative by going to the Legislative Action Center and urge them to support funding in FY 2015 for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL). There are currently two

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Posted in Legislation, Library Advocacy

Congress passes an Omnibus Spending Bill for FY 2014

This week, both the U.S. House and Senate approved legislation that would fund the federal government through Fiscal Year 2014.  This legislation partially restores funding to the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) that were dramatically cut in FY 2013

Posted in Funding, Legislation, OGR, Open Access, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Washington Office News

Quick Update on Federal Library Funding

As you know, this week Congress finally passed a continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the federal government through January 15, 2014 as well as raise the federal government’s borrowing power through February 7, 2014. This short term CR will

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