Funding

IMLS Calls for 2008 National Leadership Grant Applications

The following is a press release from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) concerning the 2008 National Leadership Grant (NLG) program. The deadline for submitting applications is February 1, 2008. WASHINGTON, DC–The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting grant applications for the agency’s 2008 National Leadership Grant (NLG) program. The deadline for submitting applications is ... Read More »

Contact Your Members of Congress During Thanksgiving Recess About Library Funding

Last week, the U.S House of Representatives failed to override the President’s veto of the Senate- and House-passed fiscal year (FY) 2008 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations (Labor-HHS) bill. In order to reach a compromise with the President, the overall numbers in the bill are likely to be cut back and library funding is ... Read More »

Veto Override Falls Two Votes Short in House of Representatives

On Thursday, November 15, the U.S. House of Representatives fell two votes short in its attempt to override President Bush’s veto of the FY 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The final vote was 277-141. Congressional leaders have made no decisions on how to finish the remaining appropriations bills when lawmakers return in December ... Read More »

NEA and IMLS Announce More Than $1.5 Million in Big Read Grants for the First Half of 2008

Washington, DC-The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today continued its drive toward making the Big Read the largest federal reading program in U.S. history. The NEA announced that it will award grants totaling $1,598,800 to 127 libraries, municipalities, and arts, culture, higher education, and science organizations to host Big Read celebrations of 16 classic novels from January-June 2008.The newest ... Read More »

Contact Your Representative and Urge Him/Her to Vote in Favor of Overriding the President’s Labor-HHS Veto

On Tuesday, November 13, President Bush vetoed the fiscal year (FY) 2008 Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations (Labor-HHS) bill. This bill included funding levels that are critical to the health of this country’s libraries. Libraries of all kinds need money. The amount of funding that a library receives directly influences the quality of its services. While ... Read More »