Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant Funding Opportunities
The FY 2017 grant cycle is now CLOSED. Grants will be awarded in August 2016.
- TSLAC Grant Funding Opportunities for FY2017 - Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 2 pm
- Applying for TSLAC Grants: What You Need To Know for FY 2017 - Thursday, February 18, 2016, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 512-463-5527.
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.
Impact Grant draft template (MS Word)
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.
Special Projects Grant draft template (MS Word)
Library Cooperation Grant draft template (MS Word)
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.
Texas Reads Grant draft template (MS Word)
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.
TexTreasures Grant draft template (MS Word)
Includes grant recipients by program, award amounts, and brief descriptions of grant projects.
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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