Tag Archives: Funding

House approves full IMLS, LSTA and IAL funding for FY 2018

Sign that says "committee: appropriations"

Today, the full House of Representatives voted as part of a large spending package (H.R. 3354) not to make any cuts in federal funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), including all funding for its programs under the Library Services and Technology Act, and for the Department of Education’s Innovative Approaches to Literacy program. Notably, the package ... Read More »

IMLS funding announced to improve library services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) last week announced funding for 56 State Library Administration Agencies (SLAAs) totaling almost $155 million. The annual Grants to States represent the largest source of federal funding support for library services in the United States and supported by the American Library Association. A full list of state grants can be found here. ... Read More »

New Year, New E-rate: E-rate implementation begins

Library Computer Station

I doubt the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) timed its second E-rate Modernization Order to correspond with the holiday season, but the timing has provided a variety of opportunities for analogies for those of us writing about the program. So while we at the ALA Washington Office are transitioning from 2014 to 2015, we are getting to work on our E-rate ... Read More »

U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approves funding for IMLS and School Libraries

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee reported (voted out of committee) the Labor, Health and Humans Services, and Education (LHHS) FY 2013 spending bill this afternoon.  This bill contains funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) including the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants, as well as federal funding for school libraries.  This bill (which has not ... Read More »

Senate committee clears appropriations bill with funds for school libraries, level support for Library Services and Technology Act

Contact: Jenni Terry Press Officer, ALA Washington Office (202) 628-8410 For Immediate Release The Senate Appropriations Committee passed its Labor, Health and Human Services, Education appropriations bill yesterday with at least $15 million designated for school libraries. The bill also level-funds the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) at $189 million. The Senate bill sets aside $30 million for national ... Read More »