Congress has provided the largest increase for Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding in 12 years. The House- and Senate-approved final FY 2020 spending bills included $252 million for IMLS, a $10 million increase for an agency originally marked for elimination by President Trump. Of the overall increase, $6.2 million was dedicated to the LSTA program. The budget was signed by the President on Friday, December 20.
The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA; Public Law 108-81), administered by IMLS, provides federal funds to the Wyoming State Library to support library services and projects across the state.