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Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities From TSLAC:

  • Annual Workforce Conference Scholarship
    (Scholarship Deadline: October 1, 2023)

    TSLAC will provide scholarships for libraries to attend the 26th Annual Texas Workforce Conference, which is scheduled for November 29 – December 1, 2023, at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas! The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is co-hosting this conference with The Texas Chapter of The International Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP), and TSLAC's scholarship will cover conference registration, travel within the United States, lodging, meals, and incidentals.

    Attending this conference will allow scholarship recipients to build a network of other library and non-library professionals working to improve access to workforce development services, which can include but are not limited to adult education, digital literacy, and many more services for job seekers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. 
  • Stay tuned for more workforce development funding from TSLAC. 

Funding Opportunities From Other Sources:

  • Texas Talent Connection Grant Program
    This grant, of up to $350,000 for any year, offered by the Office of the Texas Governor is for projects that support innovation in workforce development for the benefit of workers and entrepreneurs. 
  • Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
    Libraries may search and apply for TWC grants for their workforce services, such as adult education programs. All competitive TWC funding opportunities can be found by browsing postings for the Texas Workforce Commission on the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website: Texas Electronic State Business Daily
  • U.S. Department of Labor Grants
    Check out the variety of grant funding opportunities for your workforce development projects. You'll see funds for projects to support youth, critical-sector jobs, and so much more.
  • Rural Initiative Program
    Libraries in rural communities can apply for up to $25,000 if they are in the implementation phase of a new program/project that is within its first three years, and apply for up to $5,000 if they are in the planning phase with the Laura Jane Musser Fund
  • More Coming Soon!
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