NATIONAL ISSUES


2020 Federal Budget and IMLS Funding


IMLS Receives $10 Million Increase in FY2020
Largest increase for LSTA in 12 years


Thank your representatives today!
 
Congress appropriated $252 million for IMLS, including a $6.2 million increase dedicated to LSTA. Highlights from the $195.4 million for LSTA include:
  • $166.8 million for LSTA Grants to States ($160.8 million in FY2019)
  • $5.3 million for LSTA Native American Library Services ($5.1 million in FY2019)
  • $10 million for LSTA Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grants ($10 million in FY2019)
  • $13.4 million for LSTA National Leadership for Libraries ($13.4 million in FY2019)

HOW TO CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES
You can contact your representatives by email, fax, phone or letter at the contacts below.

Chris Pappas (1st District) https://pappas.house.gov/contact 
Ann McLane Kuster (2nd District) http://kuster.house.gov/contact
Maggie Hassan https://www.hassan.senate.gov/
Jeanne Shaheen https://www.shaheen.senate.gov/