TSLAC Community Advancement Packages (CAP) Grant Program Opening Soon! 

On Wednesday, January 26, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. TSLAC will host a webinar to cover the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Community Advancement Packages (CAP) Grant Program. In this webinar, TSLAC staff will provide a funding overview and important details about the grant program and award information. We will also answer questions from attendees and provide instructions on how to apply for the grant.

Here is a direct link to register for the upcoming CAP Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4457225945804231696

About the TSLAC CAP Grant Program
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is excited to announce the opening of the TSLAC CAP Grant Program application! 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. 

Who Can Apply?
The following entities are eligible to apply for funds through their governing authority:

  • Accredited public libraries,
  • Local public library systems,
  • Libraries that are members of the TexShare Library Consortium,
    • Non-profit organizations that are applying on behalf of accredited libraries and/or TexShare members.

Additionally, interested applicants must serve a population of 60,000 persons or less to qualify for this grant opportunity.

For more information and to view the Notice of Funding Opportunity, visit the CAPS Grant Webpage: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/cap.

DeadlineCompleted applications and all required documents must be submitted in GMS by 11:59 p.m. Central Time, Friday, April 1, 2022. If you are unable to submit your application and/or required documentation via GMS, you may submit documents via mail, e-mail, or fax. Applications must be postmarked by the deadline. 

Contact Information: If you have questions about the TSLAC CAP Grant Program or need assistance with the application process, please contact 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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