UPDATES: Statements/Reactions About Proposed Budget
February 14, 2018 Statement from Corporate Committee for Library Investment
February 14, 2018 Statement From Urban Libraries Council
February 13, 2018 Statement From COSLA (Chief Officers Of State Library Agencies)
February 12, 2018 Statement From ALA President Jim Neal re: IMLS Funding
Today, the President released a budget request to Congress for FY 2019 that proposes funding for the orderly closure of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
This is the first step for the FY 2019 federal budget, and we will provide information to the Office of Management and Budget and Congress throughout the process as requested.
[Our emphasis] We are disappointed that for a second year, the President’s budget request did not provide funding for the continuation of IMLS activities for the next fiscal year. In the meantime, the agency will continue normal grantmaking operations with allocated FY 2018 funds.
As the budget process moves forward, IMLS will continue to carry out our work on behalf of the millions of Americans served by libraries and museums each day.
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