Laura Bush Announces $1.5 Million in Gulf Coast Grants
— reported by the American Library Association
During a May 31 visit to New Orleans, First Lady Laura Bush announced that the Institute of Museum and Library Services will grant an additional $1.5 million to aid the recovery of libraries and museums in disaster areas.
“In March, the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced more than $670,000 in grants to help seven museums recover their collections and reopen to the public,” said Mrs. Bush. “And today, I’m happy to announce that the institute is reserving $1.5 million of the grant money it will award over the next year for projects related to the Gulf Coast and other areas that have suffered major disasters.”