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IMLS Receives $2 Million in Additional Funding to Help Museums, Libraries Serve Their Communities

September 28, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IMLS Press Contact
Elizabeth Holtan, eholtan@imls.gov
202-653-4630

IMLS Receives $2 Million in Additional Funding to Help Museums, Libraries Serve Their Communities
Congress Passes Full Annual Budget, Funding the Agency through FY 2019

Washington, DC—Today, President Donald J. Trump signed into law a $853 billion spending bill to fund the federal government through the end of September 2019. The legislation includes $242 million for IMLS, which is roughly $2 million more than the FY18 enacted budget.

IMLS received an additional $1 million for its research, evaluation, and data collection, as well as a $1 million increase in its administration budget. IMLS’s Grants to States Program, funded through the Library Services and Technology Act, as well as its other museum and library programs, received level funding from FY 2018.

Program

FY 2017 Enacted

FY 2018 Enacted

FY 2019 Enacted

Grants to States

$156,103,000

$160,803,000

$160,803,000

Native American / Native Hawaiian

$4,063,000

$5,063,000

$5,063,000

National Leadership Grants

$13,406,000

$13,406,000

$13,406,000

Laura Bush 21st Century Library Professionals

$10,000,000

$10,000,000

$10,000,000

Total, OLS

$183,572,000

$189,272,000

$189,272,000

Museums for America

$21,149,000

$22,899,000

$22,899,000

Native American / Native Hawaiian

$972,000

$1,472,000

$1,472,000

National Leadership Grants

$8,113,000

$8,113,000

$8,113,000

African American History & Culture

$1,481,000

$2,231,000

$2,231,000

Total, OMS

$31,715,000

$34,715,000

$34,715,000

Research, Evaluation & Data Collection

$1,713,000

$2,013,000

$3,013,000

Administration

$14,000,000

$14,000,000

$15,000,000

Total, IMLS

$231,000,000

$240,000,000

$242,000,000

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.