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Subcommittee calls for FY2019 library funding increases

Late on September 13 the House and Senate Appropriations Committees released a conference committee report on fiscal year 2019 funding for programs under the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee—which controls spending levels for many federal library programs—and the Defense Subcommittee. The news is good: The conference committee…

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Senate approves federal funds for libraries in FY 2019 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill 

The full Senate late yesterday approved a “minibus” package of two appropriations bills for the 2019 fiscal year (FY 2019), Defense and Labor, Health, Human Services & Education (Labor-HHS). The bills include a $2 million funding increase for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) with level funding for…

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FY 2019: House committee approves level funding for libraries

Federal funding for library priorities in fiscal year (FY) 2019 took another step in the right direction with Wednesday evening’s House Appropriations Committee approval of level funding for critical library programs Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL). Under the bill, which originated from…

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Applications open, webinars set for IMLS grant programs

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting FY 2019 proposals for National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21). New this year, IMLS is offering one application deadline for the two programs, which have previously each had two cycles per year. Applicants have through September 17, 2018,…

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Senate Appropriations Committee approves FY 2019 library funding  

The Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday approved level funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) programs, rejecting the administration’s call to eliminate funding for these important library programs. The Committee approved a $2 million increase for the Institute of Museum of Library Services (IMLS), which administers LSTA, to cover administrative costs.  …

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