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Carol C. Henderson Deputy Director, ALA Washington Office

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HEA II-D Grants.January 13, 1989, is the deadline for applications for the second round of grants under the Higher Education Act title II-D College Library Technology and Cooperation grants. Application packages are being mailed to all first round applicants, or can be obtained by request to Frank Stevens or Linda Loeb, Library Development Staff, Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Rm. 402M, Washington, DC 20208-5571; (202/357-6315). The initial awards under fiscal year 1988 funding for this new program were announced at the end of September; 46 grants were made to encourage exemplary uses of technology to support library services within higher education. The four categories of awards were for networking equipment (20 grants averaging $52,339), joint-use or consortium (14 grants averaging $104,387), services to institutions (3 grants averaging $23,914), and research and demonstration (9 grants averaging $112,229).

Federal funding.Congress provided funding for all programs by the beginning of fiscal year 1989 on October 1--the first time since FY 1977 that all appropriations bills were passed on time. Most library and related programs were up slightly from last year, with some exceptions such as the HEA II-B training and research and II-C research library programs. These two examples also show the effects of across-the-board cuts imposed on programs under their jurisdiction by the House and Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittees. To keep funding within the subcommittees’ allocated totals, House-Senate conferees both this year and last year imposed small cuts on the totals otherwise agreed to, thus shaving any intended increases and eroding programs intended to be level funded. For instance, two years ago, HEA II-B was at $1 million and II-C was $6 million.

(amounts in thousands) FY 1988 FUNDING FY 1989 HOUSE FY 1989 SENATE FY 1989 FUNDING
HEA II-A college libs. -0- -0- -0- -0-
II-B training, res. $ 718 $ 718 $ 718 $ 718
II-C research libs. 5,744 5,744 5,744 5,744
II-D tech & coop. 3,590 3,800 3,590 3,651
Ill developing instit. 152,370 180,000 169,978 174,577
IV-C college work study 588,249 635,000 600,014 610,097
VI international educ. 25,419 25,419 25,419 25,114
LSCA III interlibrary coop. 18,669 20,000 18,669 19,102
GPO Su Docs 24,662 25,155 25,155 25,155
Library of Congress 247,971 256,883 257,278 257,278
Medical Lib. Asst. Act 9,414 defer 9,790 9,673
Natl. Lib. of Medicine 58,496 64,836 60,836 64,058
Natl. Agricultural Lib. 12,194 13,446 14,682 14,268
NCLIS 718 750 750 741
NEH 140,435 153,700 144,235 153,000
NHPRC 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000
Postal revenue forgone 517,001 436,417 436,417 436,417
FIPSE 11,645 13,645 11,645 11,856
Natl. Center for Ed. Stats. 20,953 33,169 29,500 31,122
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