Yesterday, Congress has passed the FY 2022 omnibus budget bill with level-funding for LSTA, the program that funds grants to state libraries. IMLS overall saw an increase for museums and that should be celebrated. Congress knows IMLS is libraries and museums, not or.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is funded at $268 million, an $11 million increase. The National Endowment for the Humanities received $180 million, an increase of $12.5 million. NARA, the National Archives and Records Administration, received $388 million, an $11 million increase. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission received $7 million, a $500k increase.
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