The RIF (Reading is Fundamental) program has been helping children build their own home libraries with free books since 1966 with uninterrupted federal funding since 1975. I've got a story today about their legislative efforts to keep funding for their program separate and level instead of lumped in with other literacy programs and subject to competition from the states, which could then choose whether or not to work with the organizations.
The Washington Post's Answer Sheet blog questions why RIF should be messed with in the budget.
Other programs that might get lumped together into one pot for competitive funding also are concerned, including the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries grant program. Here's the School Library Journal's take on the budget.