FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IMLS Operating Status During Federal Shutdown
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is closed due to a partial shutdown of the United States government. As a result, IMLS is not engaged in grantmaking or other agency activities. During this time, we will not be able to review or respond to any form of communication. No payments for discretionary grant programs will be made by IMLS until the agency is reopened.
To learn more, the IMLS Plan for Agency Operations in the Absence of Appropriations (PDF, 98KB) provides information on how staff, current and potential grantees, contractors, organizations with cooperative agreements, and others may be affected. We have also compiled a list of frequently asked questions for grantees and applicants, available here (PDF, 46KB).