[Libs-Or] Fwd: [alacro-l] Good News for Library Funding From Senate Appropriations Committee

Suzanne Sager bvss at pdx.edu
Fri Jun 10 11:43:33 PDT 2016


Suzanne L. Sager

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From: Don Wood <dwood at ala.org>
Date: Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 11:27 AM
Subject: [alacro-l] Good News for Library Funding From Senate
Appropriations Committee
To: "alacro-l at lists.ala.org" <alacro-l at lists.ala.org>

On June 9, the Senate Appropriations Committee delivered good news for
libraries by increasing funding for LSTA Grants to States and National
Leadership Grants to Libraries, while also providing level funding for
Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL). The Labor, Health and Human
Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee
approved the bill just two days ago with no amendments or controversial
policy riders.

The Grants to States program, which the President’s budget proposed
cutting by $950,000, will instead be *increased* in the Senate bill by
$314,000, raising its total funding to $156.1 million for FY2017. That
reflects an increase of over $1.25 million from the President’s request.
National Leadership Grants will also receive a $314,000 increase, bringing
its total to $13.4 million. Overall, the Institute of Museum and Library
Services (IMLS) will receive a $1 million increase to $231 million for

Read more from District Dispatch

Don Wood
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Suzanne L. Sager
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