Funding Priority for REAL Program

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Posted: March 15, 2013

The Missouri State Library receives funding annually through a legislative appropriation for the REAL Program. The appropriation provides support for Internet service fees for public library REAL Program members and online resources used by all MOREnet members. The REAL Program’s highest funding priority is providing Internet access support for public libraries, first to main library buildings, then branch libraries. Online resources for all members are purchased as funds allow. The State Library remains dedicated to providing as much funding support for public library Internet connectivity and services as possible. Public library MOREnet members should be aware that the level of support available from the State Library may vary annually based on the amount of this state appropriation.