Natural Science Collections Alliance

Our members are part of an international community of museums, botanical gardens, herbariums, universities and other institutions that house natural science collections and utilize them in research, exhibitions, academic and informal science education, and outreach activities.

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

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