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ALA Approves of Biden Administration's FY2022 Budget Proposal

ALA issued a press release stating its approval of the FY2022 budget proposal from the White House that has been submitted to Congress: “ALA is hopeful that Congress will continue its eight-year streak of increasingly robust funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program.” The budget proposal provides $265 million for IMLS (an increase of $8 million from FY2021), including $197 million for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and $28 million for IAL.

ALA’s president, Julius C. Jefferson Jr., says, “Word has spread that libraries offer valuable services, information and technology, both on and off their premises. Over the past year, millions of Americans have used libraries to register for vaccines, secure stimulus checks, complete homework assignments, telework and experience their first telehealth appointments.”

The press release notes, “As the annual appropriations process moves forward, ALA and library advocates nationwide will continue engaging with decisionmakers in order to sustain these critical investments.”

For more information, read the press release.



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