Congress has passed an FY2018 omnibus spending bill that includes significant federal funding increases for our nation’s libraries!
ALA advocates have helped libraries:
- win $9 million more for IMLS than it had in FY2017, including $5.7 million for the Library Services and Technology Act.
- restore $27 million for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy program.
- provide $350 million for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
- ensuring for the first time permanent public access to valuable government information; Congressional Research Service reports will now be published online by the Library of Congress
For more information visit American Library Association.