Technology Expertise, Access and Learning for all Texans Project
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is the proud recipient of a $7.96 million Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) stimulus grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
With this funding, TSLAC created the Technology Expertise, Access and Learning for all Texans Project (TEAL), which will upgrade and expand computing capabilities at more than 150 sub-recipient sites across the state, including 38 public libraries, community colleges, recreation centers and health facilities. Improvements will result in an additional 2,000 computer workstations available for public use, faster connectivity at participating sites, enhanced technology training classes for the public and more than 100 jobs (mostly training positions at participating sites). The project also provides training opportunities and webinars for librarians so that they are better prepared to meet the growing needs of their communities in the areas of technology, workforce development and educational attainment.
The TEAL Mobile Computer Lab Program provides technology training at local libraries for local patrons free of charge.
The TEAL blog provides library staff with useful technology training advice and curriculum, grant management resources and best practices in the areas of digital literacy and workforce development.
More information is available on NTIA's website, including grant application materials and reports submitted.
Visit our Upcoming Webinars page to register and learn more about webinars funded through this project. TEAL Webinars are marked with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act logo. Past TEAL Webinars are archived on our Archived Webinars page.
List of Participating Libraries (sub-recipients)
Atlanta Public Library
Austin Public Library
Bertha Voyer Memorial Library
Castroville Public Library
Claud H. Gilmer Memorial Library
Coleman Public Library
Eagle Pass Public Library
Elgin Public Library
Ethel L. Whipple Memorial Library
Ferris Public Library
Gatesville Public Library
Gilbreath Memorial Library
Harris County Public Library
Hewitt Public Library
Hidalgo Public Library
Houston Public Library
Huntsville Public Library
Jennie Trent Dew Library
Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library
Lee Public Library
Lena Armstrong Public Library
Maffett Memorial Library
Palestine Public Library
Port Isabel Public Library
Rita & Truett Smith Public Library
Sachse Public Library
Salado Public Library District
Sam Fore Jr Wilson County Public Library
San Antonio Public Library
Singletary Memorial Library
Smithville Public Library
The Library at Cedar Creek Lake
Val Verde County Library
Valley Mills Public Library
W. Walworth Harrison Public Library
White Settlement Public Library
TEAL is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act- Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.
BTOP/ PCC Grant Coordinator
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
PO Box 12927
Austin, TX 78711-2927
(512) 463-2214 or (800) 252-9386 (Texas only)
FAX (512) 936-2306