Seeking Grant Reviewers; Express Interest by March 12

As you may know, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) offers grants to libraries in several categories. In fact, our 2022 grant application cycle is closing soon.

Part of the process of awarding competitive grants includes a peer review of applications.

Reviewers are tasked with reviewing and scoring grant applications for funding awards from TSLAC. To learn more about our current grant programs, see: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/grants/programs.

Reviewers must commit to the following minimum requirements:

  • Serving a two-year term (one renewal is allowed for a total of four (4) years;
  • Reviewing 10-30 grant applications within a specified time period according to established criteria. The typical time period is 4-5 weeks from April-May; and
  • Attending a review panel meeting in May to finalize scores and recommendations. Meetings may be held in person in Austin or via teleconference depending on the grant category. Meeting dates will be determined based on best availability of reviewers. TSLAC does not reimburse travel costs.

Please note that an individual cannot serve as a reviewer for a grant category in which their affiliated institution has submitted a grant application.

Reviewers must have the support of their institution to perform review tasks and attend the meeting.

If you are interested in serving as a peer reviewer on a TSLAC grant review panel, please contact Grants Administrator by March 12 via e-mail at grants@tsl.texas.gov. Please provide your full name, institutional affiliation, contact information, and grant categories of interest — Texas Reads, TexTreasures. LSTA (Special Projects and Regional ILS). Indication of interest does not guarantee placement on a review panel.

Thank you for your consideration.

Grants Administrator | Texas State Library and Archives Commission

800.252.9386 (toll free) or 512.463.5527 | fax 512.936.2306 | PO Box 12927 Austin, TX 78711-2927

FY 2022 TSLAC Competitive Grant Programs are OPEN for Application

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The FY22 TSLAC Competitive Grant applications are now open in the TSLAC Grants Management System. The 2022 TSLAC grant offerings include Texas Reads, TexTreasures, Special Projects, and Regional ILS Collaborative grants. Grant guidelines for each program as well as specific information about the application process, past recipients, and additional resources are available on the TSLAC Grants and Funding webpage. Applications will be due March 1, 2021.

Accredited Texas public and academic libraries are eligible to apply annually for TSLAC competitive grants for local programming if funding allows. Libraries curious about specific TSLAC competitive grants and the application process are encouraged to review the Notice of Funding Opportunities for each grant program. It is also highly encouraged that applicants view the webinar, Applying for TSLAC Competitive Grants: What you Need to Know for FY 2022 linked below and located on the TSLAC archived webinar page.

Applying for TSLAC Competitive Grants: What You Need to Know for FY 2022

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TSLAC FY 2022 Competitive Grant Opportunities

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is pleased to announce the FY 2022 TSLAC Competitive Grant programs. The FY 2022 TSLAC grant offerings include Texas Reads, TexTreasures, Special Projects, and Regional ILS Collaborative grants. Please visit our grants webpage at https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/grants to read the Notice of Funding Opportunities and watch short videos detailing the specifics for each program.

FY 2022 TSLAC Competitive Grants open for application in GMS on Friday, February 1, 2021. Please use this time to peruse the new website, read the Notice of Funding Opportunities and FAQ, and begin collecting information for your application.

Please also consider joining us for Applying for TSLAC Competitive Grants: What You Need To Know for FY 2022 on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Register for the webinar here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2792842409032381708. If you are unable to attend the webinar, please register anyway and you will be sent a link to the recorded session.

TSLAC CARES – Cycle 2 Opening for Application August 28, 2020

On Friday, August 28th from 10-11:30 am CST, join TSLAC Grants Administrator and Erica McCormick, TSLAC Program Coordinator, to learn about the TSLAC CARES grant program for libraries in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Register for the webinar here.  

The TSLAC CARES Grant Program funds community needs identified by Texas libraries in areas of digital access and inclusion to include programs, training, and tools necessary to increase community access to vital digital technologies and services. Additionally, funds may be utilized for library initiatives that support prevention, preparation, and response to the COVID-19 emergency. 

This reimbursement grant program will fund operating expenditures such as library supplies and materials, technology, furniture, and contractual services. All grant expenses must be designed to respond directly to the COVID-19 emergency. 

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) will begin accepting grant applications on August 28, 2020. Public and academic libraries in Texas who have identified community needs arising from or highlighted by the COVID-19 emergency are encouraged to apply. Please visit the TSLAC CARES webpage for more information about this funding opportunity.

We encourage you to bring your questions to the webinar on Friday, May 8th. We look forward to seeing you there. Contact Erica McCormick, emmcormick@tsl.texas.gov with questions.