Special Projects and Library Cooperation Grant Programs for FY2015

This Application Schedule is Now Closed.
Grants will be awarded in August 2014.

Program Descriptions | How To ApplyPast Grant Recipients | Contact Information

Program Descriptions

Cooperation Grants

This grant program provides funds for programs that promote cooperative services for learning and access to information. Programs involving collaboration are encouraged. Programs must emphasize improved services by the library to its customers. Programs may be in the following categories:

  1. Expand services for learning and access to information & educational resources in a variety of formats;
  2. Develop library services that provide all users access to information through local, state, regional, national, & international electronic networks;
  3. Provide electronic and other linkages between and among all types of libraries; or
  4. Develop public & private partnerships with other agencies & community-based organizations.

It is anticipated that approximately $600,000 will be available; the maximum expected award is $75,000. Successful projects will be funded for a one-year period beginning September 1, 2014. Funded applicants are eligible to apply for funding for each of the two years following the initial grant award.

To apply for a Library Cooperation grant, please start by downloading the program guidelines.

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Special Projects Grants

This grant program 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 needs. Programs involving collaboration are encouraged. Programs must emphasize improved services by the library to its customers. Programs may be in one of the following categories:

  1. Target library services to individuals of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, to individuals with disabilities, and to individuals with limited functional literacy or information skills.
  2. Target library and information services to persons having difficulty using a library and to underserved urban and rural communities, including children from families below the poverty line.

It is anticipated that approximately $600,000 will be available; the maximum expected award is $75,000. Successful projects will be funded for a one-year period beginning September 1, 2014

. Funded applicants are eligible to apply for funding for each of the two years following the initial grant award.

To apply for a Special Projects grant, please start by downloading the program guidelines.

PDF documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free plug-in. Guidelines are available in alternative format upon request.

 

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.

 

Past Grant Recipients

Note: LSTA Grant program was suspended 2004-2008.

Contact Information

If you need more information, contact:

Erica McCormick, Grant Administrator
Library Development and Networking
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
P. O. Box 12927
Austin, TX 78711-2927
Phone: 512463-5527
Toll-free (Texas only): 1-800-252-9386
Fax: 512-936-2306
Email: emccormick@tsl.texas.gov

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These grant programs are administered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and funded by the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Page last modified: March 19, 2014