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New funding opportunities for libraries

FY 2016 National Leadership Grants for Libraries and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Washington, DC — The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announces the Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for the second cycle of FY 2016 National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG) and the Laura Bush 21st Century…

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Spending bill a win for library funding, loss on cybersecurity

Library Funding: Libraries Receive Welcome Funding Increases: Congress moved quickly, and surprisingly easily, to pass the $1.1 trillion “omnibus” spending package Friday, which the President is expected to sign promptly. As reported earlier this week, libraries received welcome funding increases for both Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and Innovative…

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Sparks! Ignition grants available to libraries, apply now!

Application deadline is February 1, 2016 The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries. This is a great opportunity for libraries to secure small grants that encourage libraries and archives to prototype and evaluate innovations that result in new tools, products,…

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Library funding receives boosts in compromise budget agreement

Late last night, Congress announced its proposed FY16 budget agreement detailing funding levels for the Federal government through September 2016, which includes increases for key library programs and allows implementation of the Federal Communications Commission Open Internet Order to go forward.  House Speaker Ryan also sneaked in a cybersecurity rider…

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Government shutdown on hold for now

A Friday government shutdown was averted as Congress today approved a five-day funding bill that will keep the government open through next Wednesday. The President is expected to sign the short-term Continuing Resolution (CR). Congress remains mired in negotiations over a final omnibus spending bill to keep the government open…

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