Advocacy Alert - August 15, 2018
Urge Senators to Support $2 Million Increase for IMLS
The United States Senate returns from its August recess today (Wednesday, August 15), and is soon expected to consider the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Labor-HHS-Education (S. 3158) appropriations bill. The bill includes a $2 million increase for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). According to a committee report, the proposed increase would be split equally with $1 million for IMLS Research, Analysis and Data Collection and $1 million for overall IMLS Program Administration. This latest proposed funding increase for the agency overall is in addition to the $3 million increase for the Office of Museum Services (OMS) in FY 2018 funding, to $34.7 million.