White House Releases FY2014 Budget Requests, Includes $225,812,538 for IMLS
Today the President released his FY 2014 Budget Request to the U.S. Congress. The budget includes $225,812,538, an increase of 2.7 percent from FY 2013 enacted, for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). With these funds, IMLS will provide leadership for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums through research, policy development and grant making.
“We are living at a time when the strategic use of resources could not be more important, said IMLS Director Susan H. Hildreth. “IMLS’s role – to provide leadership, funding, data, strategic partnerships, knowledge sharing, and policy analysis — is essential to help libraries and museums improve their services. Support from IMLS will continue to advance innovation, lifelong learning and cultural and civic engagement.”
In the FY 2014 Congressional Budget Justification, Director Hildreth noted: “I am proud of the contributions that IMLS makes to the American people. I firmly believe that there is a federal responsibility to ensure all Americans have access to museums and libraries and that the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums can provide the best possible service to the public regardless of geographic, economic, or physical barriers.”
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