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IMLS Extends Deadline on Grant Applications for Libraries Affected by Hurricane Harvey
The Institute of Museum and Library Services Director, Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew, released the following statement on libraries affected by Hurricane Harvey:
IMLS is extending deadlines for two library grant programs from September 1 to September 22 to provide an additional three weeks for institutions in areas affected by now Tropical Storm Harvey. For those in federally designated disaster areas as of September 1, IMLS will now accept applications for the National Leadership Grants for Libraries program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program as late as 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, September 22.
All of us at IMLS know how vital libraries and museums can be for members of their communities during natural disasters. The full extent of the damage is yet to be determined, but we extend our thoughts and wishes for the safety of the staff, organizations, and all those affected.
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