Fiscal Year 2020 Federal Library Funding
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations included a $10 million dollar increase for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), including $6.2 million dollars for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). That is the largest increase for the LSTA program in 12 years.
On February 10, the White House released the national budget proposal for fiscal year 2021, which, as expected, proposes (for the fourth consecutive time) eliminating the IMLS. The American Library Association
released this statement
about the White House's 2021 budget.
Our goal for this year is to get a record number of signatures on ALA’s “dear appropriator” letters in the House and Senate, both for LSTA and Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program.