2023 Family Place Libraries Grant Applications are NOW OPEN!

Family Place Libraries' Decorative Logo

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce that the FY 2023 Family Place Libraries Project grant application opened on Tuesday, November 1! TSLAC is looking for qualified libraries to attend an in-state Family Place Libraries Training Institute and implement the program in their libraries.

The purpose of this grant is to create a welcoming, family-centered environment that empowers caregivers of young children as they become their child’s first teachers. This grant will provide funding for the equipment and training necessary for each library to:

  • Host workshops for children ages 0-3 and their caregivers.
  • Develop an interactive space for this age group to play and learn in the library.
  • Forge strong partnerships with organizations serving young children and their families.

In addition to offering this opportunity to new libraries interested in the program, TSLAC is also offering established, qualified, Family Place Libraries the opportunity to apply for funding to expand the Family Place program into one additional branch in their library system this fiscal year.

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If chosen to participate in the 2023 cohort, new and expansion libraries can expect to have staff members attend an in-state training in May 2023. To offset the cost of travel, TSLAC will provide each attendee up to $700 in travel stipends. Moreover, following training, TSLAC will reimburse participating libraries up to $6,000 to purchase the supplies necessary to launch a successful Family Place Library location at their facility.

APPLICATIONS OPENED MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1! The applications will close for submissions on Friday, December 2, 2022. The application is entirely online and can be accessed after logging into the TSLAC Grants Management System.

As you prepare to apply for the grant, please pay close attention to the appropriate Notice of Funding Opportunity. Inside, you will find information on eligibility requirements as well as a scoring matrix that will provide guidance on the best information to include in your application to ensure the best scoring outcome.

The links below will, respectively, take you to the Family Place Libraries Project resources webpage where you can peruse the notice of funding opportunity and the GMS site so you can log in to begin your application:

IMPORTANT!! When you reach the budget portion of your application:

  • be sure to include estimates for travel costs and supporting documentation.
  • fill in the line specific to Materials & Supplies by typing “Recommended Family Place Supplies” in the space for a description. The dollar amount should be $6,000.

This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

Toy Kitchen for Children's play


For more information, visit our youth services page, contact Christina Taylor at ld@tsl.texas.gov, or call 512-463-5465.

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