FY2019 ILL Lending Reimbursement Program Now Open

While visions of Summer Reading Programs are dancing in your heads, don’t forget summer also means signing up for TSLAC’s annual Interlibrary Loan Lending Reimbursement Program! The deadline to submit your signed Application Certification (Signature) form in the Grant Management System (GMS) is June 27, 2019.

The  ILL Lending Reimbursement Program exists to support and encourage Texas public libraries in statewide resource sharing by reimbursing on a per-lend basis for direct costs associated with ILL including postage, mailing materials, courier fees and staff time. Participating libraries in this year’s program will be eligible to receive a reimbursement of $9.00 for each lend  provided to Texas public libraries through the Navigator system between September 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019.

Last year TSLAC awarded reimbursement payments to 264 Texas libraries as sub awards (or pass through awards) of the Grants to States program from TSLAC’s federal funder, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  We would love to make awards to even more libraries this year!

Who is eligible?

Any Texas public library live on Navigator with lending statistics is eligible for this non-competitive grant.

How do I apply?

See instructions and guidelines on TSLAC’s website at: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/ill2019

What is the program timeline?

June 27, 2019: Deadline to submit completed Grant Agreement/Application Certification form in GMS, signed by authorized legal entity signatory.
August 16, 2019: TSLAC will notify libraries of  total lends and award amounts and begin accepting Performance Certification forms through the online GMS portal.
August 30, 2019: Deadline to submit completed Performance Certification form in GMS, signed by Library Director.
September 2019: Reimbursement payments dispersed to legal entities (cities, counties, universities).

As always, participation is encouraged but completely optional. 

Questions? Contact Sara Hayes at shayes@tsl.texas.gov.

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