Funding

Afterschool funding available through states

Children reading on the library couch.

As discussed in previous District Dispatch entries, Congress passed in late December its massive $1.01 trillion CROmnibus bill providing FY15 funding for much of the federal government. With the return of the new Congress on January 6, the discussion on the FY16 budget begins anew and ALA will be fighting for library funding. For FY15 programs of interest to the ... Read More »

Speakers to explore library funding options at 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting

MLK Digital Commons in Washington, D.C. Photo by Phil-Freelon

Thinking about new funding sources for your library? Join leaders from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) when they discuss federal library funding resources at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The session, titled “All Eyes on IMLS: Funding Priorities and Reauthorization,” takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015, ... Read More »

Cromnibus Christmas / Chromnibus Chanukkah

President Obama addressing Congress.

The 113th Congress concluded its work in time to leave town for the holidays. While not the most productive Congress in terms of bills passed, the 113th was able to finish one of the mandatory “must do” items of funding the Federal government for Fiscal Year 2015. One might notice that while the Fiscal Year actually began October 1, for ... Read More »

IMLS announces Sparks! Ignition library grants

Photo by Ilona L via flickr

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is now accepting applications for Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries, a small grants program that encourage libraries and archives to prototype and evaluate innovations that result in new tools, products, services, or organizational practices. The grants enable grantees to undertake activities that involve risk and require them to share project results–whether they ... Read More »

Free financial literacy webinar for librarians

US Department of Labor

Today, the Department of Labor will host a webinar that will outline and discuss suggested activities states should undertake to comply with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) beginning immediately through July 1, 2015. This session has limited space so please register quickly. During the webinar “WIOA Technical Assistance Webinar- Jump-Starting Your Implementation,” speakers will highlight areas where states ... Read More »