Urge Congress to Support Funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The mission of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is “to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development.”

As with other federal agencies with history-related missions, the IMLS has seen its funding stagnate in recent years. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 budget for the agency will be considered very soon in the House and Senate.

Many members of the National Coalition for History (NCH) benefit from IMLS museum programs and grants. Our colleagues at the American Alliance for Museums have mounted a lobbying campaign to urge Congress to increase funding for the IMLS in FY 25.

Please take a minute to visit the AAM’s advocacy page and send an email to your Members of Congress in support of the IMLS. You simply input your zip code and an email will be sent to your House member and US Senators. Where appropriate, you can include examples of how the IMLS has benefited the work you do.

Here is the link to AAM’s advocacy page: https://www.congressweb.com/aam/84/