Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant Funding Opportunities

The FY 2021 grant cycle is now CLOSED. Awards will be announced in August 2020.

Regional ILS Collaborative Grants | Texas Reads Grants | TexTreasures Grants | Special Projects | LSTA Plan | How To Apply | Past Recipients

TSLAC recommends that potential applicants review the following webinars:

  • 2021 Funding Opportunities - TSLAC Competitive Grants - What's New - Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • Applying for TSLAC Competitive Grants: What You Need to Know for FY2021  - Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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.


Regional ILS Collaborative Grant

This new grant program will support electronic and other linkages between and among all types of libraries. Specifically, it will support the establishment of shared integrated library systems (ILS) between multiple library jurisdictions.

FY2021 Regional ILS Collaborative Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity (Program Guidelines) (.pdf)

FY2021 Regional ILS Collaborative Grant draft template (MS Word)

ILS Collaborative Grants - FY2020

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; English literacy classes; 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.

FY2021 Texas Reads Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity (Program Guidelines) (.pdf)

FY2021 Texas Reads Grant draft template (MS Word)

Texas Reads Grant Recipients - FY2020

TexTreasures Grants

TexTreasures are grants 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.

FY2021 TexTreasures Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity Guidelines (.pdf)

FY2021 TexTreasures Grant draft template (MS Word)

FY2020 TexTreasures Grant Recipients

Special Projects

The Special Projects Grant provides funds for programs that expand library services to all members of the library's community. It enables libraries to develop programs for populations with special or unmet needs. Programs involving collaboration are encouraged.

FY2021 Special Projects Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity Guidelines (.pdf)

FY2021 Special Projects Grant draft template (MS Word)

Special Projects Grant Recipients - FY2020


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 must be requested by library administrative personnel using the contact import template. The template should be e-mailed to with “Grant contacts” in the subject line.

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.

Contact Import Template (for library director use only)


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