ERIC Number: ED046482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-9
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Library Services and Construction Amendments of 1970;...Report to Accompany S. 3318.
The Library Services and Construction Amendments of 1970 extend the Library Services and Construction Act for five years. Its aim is to continue, with modification and improvements, the present programs under the act. The bill simplifies the administration of these programs and allows each State more flexibility in assigning Federal funds to its own library priorities. The bill consolidates the library services programs relating to institutionalized persons and handicapped persons under title IV of the act under present law, and with the library services program under title I. Title I is also expanded to include special library services for disadvantaged persons, assistance for strengthening State library administrative agencies, and assistance to strengthen metropolitan libraries as national or regional resource centers. The bill also changes the percentages with respect to the non-Federal share of the cost of carrying out State plans. In the case of titles I and II, the minimum Federal share of the cost is increased from 33 percent to 50 percent, while in the case of title III the Federal share is increased from 50 to 100 percent. (Author/MF)
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.
Identifiers: Library Services and Construction Act