President Obama released his 2013 budget request on February 13, 2012, and has included $184.7 million for for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This amount is equal to the funding amount in the current year's budget. ALA's District Dispatch has posted a statement by current ALA President Molly Raphael about the President's budget request regarding LSTA here. LSTA supports physical and electronic delivery in Minnesota and several other programs in the state. These funds have also provided opportunities for libraries around the state to undertake new or innovative projects. SELCO has been successful over the years with obtaining LSTA grant funding to assist libraries in automating with the SELCO ILS.