Inside, you will find information on eligibility requirements as well as instructions for completing and submitting an application.
While you will need a GMS account to manage your grant should you receive one, you may opt to download, complete, and submit a paper application for consideration. TSLAC CAP Grant Application (.pdf)
Finally, 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 TSLAC Grants Team, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: Review
Review Section A of the CAP Grant Program Guidelines for a description of each package and a detailed list of items eligible for purchase under each package. Use this information to determine which Community Advancement Packages best meet the needs of your community. Target areas and available packages are:
PROGRAMMING & SERVICES
Analog Outreach Package
Beyond the Library Package
Teen Services Package
Trauma-informed Library Package
Assistive Technology and Digital Inclusion Package
SPECIAL COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT
Inclusive Library Collection Package
Mental Health Collection Package
Multilingual Collection Package
Collection Development Supplies Package
Administrative Support Package
Partners for Health Package
Crisis Response Package
You will be required to submit a budget for items you wish to purchase under your chosen package. Research and price the items so you are ready to provide a detailed budget in your application. If you are requesting two packages, you must submit separate budgets for each package.
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.