Institute of Museum and Library Services Budget

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President Obama has requested $242.6 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This is a $40 million cut from the $282.2 million the agency received in FY ’10. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123, 000 libraries and 17, 500 museums.

Library Programs

The President requested $193.2 million for IMLS library programs. Of that amount, approximately 84 percent ($161.3 million) is distributed to the states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and freely associated states, according to a population-based formula. These grants help libraries meet community needs, use technology to develop new service models and reach underserved populations. Library programs received $213.5 million in FY ’10.

It's Interesting

  • The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is an independent agency of the United States federal government established in 1996. It is the main source of federal support for libraries and museums within the United States, having the mission to "create strong libraries and museums that connect people with information and ideas." IMLS...
  • History
    Main article: History of Washington, D.C.
    The District of Columbia, founded on July 16, 1790, is a federal district as specified by the United States Constitution.
    The U.S. Congress has ultimate authority over the District of Columbia,
    though it has delegated considerable authority to the municipal
    government. The land forming the...
  • History
    Main article: History of Washington, D.C.
    The District of Columbia, founded on July 16, 1790, is a federal district as specified by the United States Constitution.
    The U.S. Congress has ultimate authority over the District of Columbia,
    though it has delegated considerable authority to the municipal
    government. The land forming the...

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