Federal Funding Update

Congressional negotiators have reached agreement on a bill to fund the U.S. government through September. The “omnibus” bill included $231 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) – a $1 million increase over FY2016. However, library advocates are keeping their eye on the President’s proposal to zero out funding for IMLS in the FY2018 budget. Please ask your US Senators to sign on to the “Dear Appropriator” letter for FY2018