TexTreasures are grants designed to help libraries make their special collections more accessible for the people of Texas and beyond. Activities considered for possible funding include:
There are two options for funding under the TexTreasures program. TexTreasures Basic is designed for small libraries with little or no experience with digitization. TexTreasures Original support libraries seeking to provide access to collections of statewide interest and greater complexity.
FY22 TexTreasures Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity
DRAFT TEMPLATE - TexTreasures Grant
Special Projects Grant
The Special Project Grant program provides funds for programs that expand library services to include all members of the library's community. It enables libraries to develop programs for populations with special needs or those having difficulty using the library. Programs focusing on community engagement or involving collaboration with other community organizations are strongly encouraged.
FY22 Special Projects Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity
DRAFT TEMPLATE - Special Projects Grant
Family Place Libraries Grant
The Family Place Libraries Grant is a highly prescriptive program centered on creating a welcoming, family-centered environment that empowers caregivers of young children as they become their child's first teacher. This grant provides funding for equipment and training necessary to:
- Host workshops for children 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.
To learn more about the process of becoming a Family Place Library location, please visit https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/familyplace
Library Grantsmanship Academy
The Library Grantsmanship Academy is a program to educate and prepare local library staff to research, write, and manage grants to support local library programming. This project-based training program will enable library staff more time, guidance, and individualized attention to support the grant writing and grant management processes. Each selected library will build on what they’ve learned through the training by writing and submitting an eligible grant proposal to TSLAC requesting up to $25,000 to implement the proposed program.