Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant Funding Opportunities

FY 2016 grants were awarded in August 2015.

Impact Grants | Special Projects and Library Cooperation Grants | Texas Reads Grants | TexTreasures |
LSTA Plan | How To Apply | Past Recipients

TSLAC recommends that potential applicants attend and/or view the following webinars:

  • TSLAC Grant Funding Opportunities for FY2016 - Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 2 pm
  • Applying for TSLAC Grants: What You Need To Know - Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 2 pm

For help in determining the appropriate grant program for your library project, contact Erica A. McCormick, TSLAC Grants Administrator, via email at or phone at 512-463-5527.


Impact Grants

Focused on broad community needs for business/workforce development, digital literacy, family and early childhood literacy, and electronic access to information, Impact Grants are designed to distribute funding as broadly as possible to impact lives throughout the state.

FY2016 Impact Grant Program Guidelines (revised)
FY2016 Impact Grant Recipients

Special Projects and Library Cooperation Grants

Special Projects Grants provide funds for programs that expand library services to all members of the library's community. Cooperation Grants provide funds for programs that promote cooperative services for learning and access to information.

FY2016 Special Projects Grant Program Guidelines (revised)
FY2016 Library Cooperation Grant Program Guidelines (revised)

Special Project and Library Cooperation Grant Recipients  FY2016 | FY2015 | FY2014 | FY2013 | FY2012 | FY2011 |

Texas Reads Grants

The Texas Reads Grant funds public library programs to promote reading and literacy within local communities. Programs may include, but are not limited to book talks; author visits; book clubs or discussion groups; Día (El Día de los niños/El día de los libros; Born-to-Read or Every Child Ready to Read programs; One Book, One Community programs; or programs to enhance summer reading club activities.

FY2016 Texas Reads Grant Guidelines (revised)

Texas Reads Grant Recipients - FY2016 | FY2015 | FY2014 | FY2013FY2012 | FY2011 |


TexTreasures is an annual grant program designed to help libraries make their special collections more accessible for the people of Texas and beyond. Activities considered for possible funding include digitization, microfilming, and cataloging. This year the program includes an option for smaller libraries with little or no experience with digitization, TexTreasures Basic.

2016 TexTreasures Grant Program Guidelines (revised)
FY2016 Grant Recipients

Past recipients

Includes grant recipients by program, award amounts, and brief descriptions of grant projects.

Resources for Current Grantees

To Apply for and Manage TSLAC Grants 

Prospective grantees must register online through the TSLAC Grant Management System (GMS) to access grant applications once applications are made available.

In addition to managing the competitive grant application process, GMS allows grantees to manage all aspects of their grant programs, including:

  • submitting performance and financial reports;
  • submitting program and budget revisions; and
  • requesting payments.

To learn more about GMS, please refer to the Grant Management System Manual.

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