FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today 6 awards totaling $1,402,322 matched with $92,270 of non-federal funds for Connecting to Collections Statewide Implementation Grants. IMLS received 12 applications requesting $2,574,747 in funds.
"IMLS has long supported projects that seek to address the conservation and preservation needs documented by the Heritage Health Index (HHI)," said Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director. "Statewide Implementation Grants are an important component of the Connecting to Collections initiative; which provides an opportunity for states and territories to maintain and improve safe conditions for their collections."
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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. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.