January 19, 2018

Statement from IMLS Director on Agency Plan for Appropriations Lapse

Washington, DC — As you may be aware, annual funding for the federal government expires at midnight tonight, Friday, January 19. IMLS is preparing for operations in the event that there is a lapse in appropriations.

As a result, we have made the IMLS plan for Agency Operations in the Absence of Appropriations (PDF, 98KB) available on our website. This document provides information on how staff, current and potential grantees, contractors, organizations with cooperative agreements, and others would be affected should a funding lapse occur.

We have also compiled a list of frequently asked questions for grantees and applicants, available here (PDF, 46KB).

We will provide more updates as information becomes available.

-Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew, IMLS Director