Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant Funding Opportunities

The FY 2017 grant cycle is now CLOSED. Grants will be awarded in August 2016.

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:

For help in determining the appropriate grant program for your library project, contact Erica A. McCormick, TSLAC Grants Administrator, via email at emccormick@tsl.texas.gov 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.

FY2017 Impact Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity (Program Guidelines) (.pdf)

Impact Grant draft template (MS Word)

FY2017 Impact Grant Recipients

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.

FY2017 Special Projects Grant Program Guidelines (.pdf)

Special Projects Grant draft template (MS Word)

FY2017 Library Cooperation Grant Program Guidelines (.pdf)

Library Cooperation Grant draft template (MS Word)

Special Project and Library Cooperation Grant Recipients FY2017 |  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. New for 2017: Maximum grant award is now $5,000.

FY2017 Texas Reads Grant Guidelines (.pdf)

Texas Reads Grant draft template (MS Word)

Texas Reads Grant Recipients - FY2017 | FY2016 | FY2015 | FY2014 | FY2013FY2012 | FY2011 |
 

TexTreasures

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.

2017 TexTreasures Grant Program Guidelines (.pdf)

TexTreasures Grant draft template (MS Word)

FY2017 TexTreasures Grant Recipients

FY2016 TexTreasures 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 use the TSLAC Grant Management System (GMS) to prepare and submit grant applications. Access to the GMS will open in mid-February.  Instructions for submitting an application via the GMS will be provided via webinar and in writing at that time.

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;
  • submitting forms and documentation; and
  • requesting payments.

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Contact Import Template (for library director use only)

 

 
Page last modified: August 3, 2016