Upcoming Webinar: New Grant Program – TSLAC Community Advancement Packages (CAP) Grant Program Webinar

Join us on Wednesday, January 26, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for a webinar to introduce Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s (TSLAC) newest grant program – The Community Advancement Packages (CAP) Grant Program. In this webinar, TSLAC staff Laura Tadena, Equity and Inclusion Consultant, Patrick Lloyd, Community Resilient Consultant, and Bethany Wilson, Grant Coordinator, will provide a funding overview and essential details about the grant program and award information.

Attendees will hear about Community Advancement Packages (CAP) designed to help libraries respond directly to identified community needs by purchasing items that will support and advance community development through library-sponsored programming and services. Each Community Advancement Package is designed to include eligible items that will assist libraries as they expand community services in specifically targeted areas. We will also answer questions from attendees and provide instructions on how to apply for the grant.

REGISTER for the upcoming CAP Webinar.

About the TSLAC Community Advancement Packages (CAP) Grant Program

The goal of the grant program is to assist libraries as they expand community services in specifically targeted areas. Target areas and available packages are described below:

PROGRAMMING & SERVICES: Packages include equipment and tools to support in-person, hybrid, and virtual programming and services. Other items can include materials and resources for outreach programming that reduce barriers to library spaces and/or provide access to inclusive services and programs beyond the walls of the library (retirement facilities, day-care centers, schools, and other community spaces/group living facilities).

TECHNOLOGY: Packages include equipment and tools to meet libraries’ growing technology needs, assist with marketing material development, and support in-person, hybrid, and virtual programming and services. In addition, materials and resources that reduce barriers to library spaces and/or provide access can also be included in the packages.

SPECIAL COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT: Packages to assist with the expansion or development of the current collection. Items can include print, audio-visual, and non-subscription based computer software programs (e-books or e-resources on subscriptions not included). Also included in bundles are general collection development supplies and storage for new items. **Not intended for general collection development.

CRITICAL NEEDS: General supplies to support library operations and responding to unplanned and immediate community needs.

Questions:

To learn more about the TSLAC CAP Grant Program, please visit www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/cap. Applications open Wednesday, January 26, 2022, and will close Friday, April 1, 2022.

If you have questions about the TSLAC CAP Grant Program or need assistance with the application process, please get in touch with the Grants Administrator at grants@tsl.texas.gov. This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to TSLAC under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

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