April 8, 2013


IMLS Press Contact
Giuliana Bullard
202-653-4799, gbullard@imls.gov
Mamie Bittner
202-653-4630, mbittner@imls.gov

IMLS Statement on FY 2013 Budget

Washington, DC—On Tuesday March 26, 2013, the President signed H.R. 933, the "Consolidated and further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013" into law.  The Act provides $219,821,202 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  IMLS programs and administration sustained a 5% sequester reduction, and an additional .2% rescission.   These reductions were applied  equally to each museum program and to the IMLS  research and administration accounts.  For library programs the reduction was achieved by allocating a 4% reduction for Grants to State Library Administrative Agencies and greater reductions to the national competitive grant programs.  See http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/FY2013_IMLS_Budget_Table.pdf  for a complete table.

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