Texas Telehealth Grant Program

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Henry Stokes
Library Technology Consultant
Phone: 512-463-6624
800-252-9386 (toll free)
E-mail: hstokes@tsl.texas.gov

Grants Administrator 
(General eligibility)
Phone: 512-463-5527
800-252-9386 (toll free)
Fax: 512-936-2306
E-mail: grants@tsl.texas.gov

About the Texas Telehealth Grant Program

The Texas Telehealth Grant Program funds awarded libraries with the equipment and resources needed to facilitate a telehealth project at their library facilities. Library telehealth projects use Internet networks and computers to help facilitate visits between health care providers and library patrons when they can’t be in the same place at the same time. This reimbursement grant program will fund operating expenditures such as library supplies and materials, technology, furniture, and contractual services. 

Please email Henry Stokes at hstokes@tsl.texas.gov for general questions. For questions regarding eligiblity, please email the Grants Administrator at grants@tsl.texas.gov.

 

Step 1: Prepare

  • Download and read the following document:
  • Make sure you have an active login for the Grants Management System (GMS). If you do not have an account with the Texas State Library & Archives Commission Grants Management System, please contact the Grants Adminstrator, at grants@tsl.texas.gov.
 

Step 2: Review

The questions below are  the questions you will be asked to answer on the Texas Telehealth grant application. Pay specific attention to the rubric on pages 9-10 of the Notice of Funding Opportunity to see how your responses will be scored.

  1. Needs Assessment: Provide details about the community you serve, including information about vulnerable community members. Describe identified community needs related to health outcomes, Internet access, or transportation that could be addressed by a library telehealth project.
     
  2. Project Purpose: Describe the specific library telehealth project you are planning and how it can meet the needs of vulnerable community members described in the response to question 1.
     
  3. Sustainability: Provide details about the support you will have to implement and maintain this project.
     
  4. Personnel: Identify who will attend the training and participate in the library telehealth project and describe why they are a good fit for this project.
 

Step 3: Apply

  • You may apply through the TSLAC Grant Management System (GMS) or by email or mail by completing  this fillable PDF APPLICATION.
     
  • Write your responses to the grant application questions in a word processing program (Microsoft Word, etc) then copy-paste them into the fields in the GMS.
     
  • Build time into your schedule to collect the appropriate signature on the Grant Application Certification Form. We understand that these signatures may prove difficult to obtain given the present situation. We are willing to work with you if you let us know you may run into difficulties with this task. 
 

 FAQ: Grant Application Process

How do I get set-up in GMS or make changes to my current GMS account?

If you need a GMS account or need to make changes to an existing GMS account, please fill out THIS FORM and email it to grants@tsl.texas.gov with your request. Someone will contact you with further information concerning your request. 

How do I submit my grant application? 

Grant applications and required documents can be submited electronically, using:

  • TSLAC's grant managment system (GMS). TSLAC uses a grant management system or GMS that enables applicants to apply for grants electronically through a web portal at Home - TSLAC (texas.gov)
  • By email. Email application and required documents to the TSLAC Grant Administrator, via email at grants@tsl.texas.gov. The e-mail should reference “Texas Telehealth Grant” in the subject line. 
  • By mail. Mail submissions must be postmarked by October 1, 2021. Please send mail submissions to: 

Texas Telehealth Grant
Texas State Library and Archives Commision
Library Development & Networking Division
PO Box 12927
Austin, Texas 78701

What needs to be in my grant application? 

The grant application consists of the following components:

1.     Application Certification Form signed by appropriate signing authority.
2.     Program narrative and budget.
3.     Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) certification form .

Before submitting an application, the applicant organization must have a current and active D-U-N-S® Number. Information on how to obtain a DUNS number may be found on D&B’s website. Obtaining a DUNS number is free.

Where can I find the Grant Application Certification Form in GMS? 

Your Grant Application Certification Form is located within your GMS application. It is pre-populated with your information as you fill out your application. Below is a screenshot of where you can locate your Grant Application Certfication Form within your GMS application. Print it out, have it signed by your governing authority, and upload it to your grant application in GMS as a note.

  

What is a CIPA form and where can I find one?

The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful content over the internet. Compliance with CIPA is a requirement for libraries using TSLAC grant funding to provide access to the internet. 

Who can submit the grant for the library? 

Any individual authorized to use GMS and having the correct security role will be able to submit the application in GMS. Applicants will be required to submit the signed application certification form. The application certification form must be signed by an individual authorized to enter into contracts with the State of Texas (e.g., county judge, city manager, etc.). 

 

Page last modified: August 24, 2021