Federal Support for Museum and Library Services Assured for FY 2017
Washington, DC--Friday, President Donald Trump signed into law a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through the end of September 2017. The legislation includes $231,000,000 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which is $1,000,000 above the FY 2016 enacted funding.
The legislation includes increases in funding for the Grants to States program (+$314K), the National Leadership Grants for Libraries program (+$314K), and the National Leadership Grants for Museums program (+$372K). Funding levels for IMLS administration and other programs remain at their current levels.
"We appreciate the Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations support so that we can continue to advance the power of the nation's museums and libraries to transform lives and improve community wellbeing," said IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew.