Funding

Last week in appropriations

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The Appropriations process in Congress is a year-long cycle with fits and starts, and includes plenty of lobbying, grassroots appeals, lobby days, speeches, hearings and markups, and even creative promotions designed to draw attention to the importance of one program or another. ALA members and the Office of Government Relations continue to play a significant role in this process. Recently, ... Read More »

Senate committee approves legislative branch funding without fireworks

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In stark contrast to Tuesday’s full House Appropriations Committee markup – which, as previously reported, featured almost 30 minutes of hot debate over legislative report language intended to bar the Library of Congress (LC) from retiring the subject headings “Aliens” and “Illegal aliens” — the Senate Appropriations Committee took scarcely 3 minutes on Thursday to call up, “debate” and pass ... Read More »

ALA urges House and Senate approps subcommittees to support LSTA, IAL

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IAL Grant Applications Due by May 9 The American Library Association filed comments last week with House and Senate Appropriations Committees in support of funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL). As the Appropriations Committees begin their consideration of 12 appropriations bills, ALA is urging the Committees to fund LSTA at $186.6 ... Read More »

DOE now accepting IAL grant proposals; due by May 9

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The Department of Education today began accepting applications for the nearly $27 million in Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program grant funds available this year to schools and non-profits seeking support for their early literacy efforts. ALA and its grassroots successfully advocated vociferously last year for Congress to support IAL at this level of funding and are doing so again ... Read More »

Library funding dance: two steps forward, one step back

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Congratulations . . . and thank you! Over the past two weeks, we’ve issued several calls-to-action asking you to ask your Members of Congress in both chambers to sign four letters urging their colleagues on the powerful Appropriations Committees of the House and Senate to support maximum funding in FY 2017 for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and ... Read More »