President’s Budget Request for IMLS Would Cut $39.6 Million

The fiscal year (FY) 2012 budget request for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) was released on February 14, 2011.  The President’s budget would fund IMLS at $242.6 million in FY 2012, $39.6 million less than the FY 2010 enacted level.

Museum services would receive $30.8 million, a $2.9 million decrease.  Funding for Research, Analysis, Evaluation and Data Collection, a budget line which was recreated after the reauthorization of the Museum and Library Services Act of 2010 in December, would decrease to $1.9 million.

The complete budget request for IMLS can be downloaded at