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Rebuilding Texas Libraries Grants

A portion of a Texas map showing the Texas counties area along the Gulf of Mexico with the text "Recovering from Hurrican Harvey"

These grants funds Texas library services and programs to aid libraries that sustained damage by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. They assist libraries in restoring services and programs to their patrons.

This grant program will fund operating expenditures such as library supplies and materials, technology, furniture, and contractual services. To be eligible, grant expenses must be reasonable and in accordance with appropriate state or local operating policies and procedures. Further, all grant expenses must be designed to respond directly to the disaster.

Due date is Monday, October 16, 2017.  Awards will be announced Friday, November 3, 2017.

Award Information

Approximately $300,000 is expected to be available.  Funding is provided by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) as a subaward of IMLS’ Grants to States Program under the Library Services and Technology Act.
Federal Award Identification Number (FAIN): LS-00-16-0044-16
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 45.31

Maximum Award

The maximum grant award will be $5,000 for a single location. If there are multiple locations affected, libraries can apply for up to $5,000 per location for a maximum award of $25,000.

Eligible Activities

This grant program will fund operating expenditures such as library supplies and materials, technology, furniture, and contractual services. To be eligible, grant expenses must be reasonable and in accordance with appropriate state or local operating policies and procedures. Further, all grant expenses must be designed to respond directly to the disaster.

The grant may also cover indirect costs as permitted in 2 CFR 200.

Length of Funding

All funded projects must be completed between August 28, 2017, and January 31, 2018. All grant funds MUST BE OBLIGATED by January 31, 2018.

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Eligibility Information

Public, school, and academic libraries, through their governing authority (city, county, corporation, or district), are eligible to apply for grants. For school libraries, please submit one district-wide application. 

To receive a grant, an applicant must be currently accredited with TSLAC; be a member of TexShare; or be eligible to participate in TexQuest.

There is no requirement for cost sharing, matching funds, or cost participation with this grant program.

Libraries located in counties declared disaster areas by the Governor are eligible to apply. These counties are:

A - F

Angelina

Aransas

Atascosa

Austin

Bastrop

Bee

Brazoria

Brazos

Burleson

Caldwell

Calhoun

Cameron

Chambers

Colorado

Comal

DeWitt

Fayette

Fort Bend

G - L

Galveston

Goliad

Gonzales

Grimes

Guadalupe

Hardin

Harris

Jackson

Jasper

Jefferson

Jim Wells

Karnes

Kerr

Kleberg

Lavaca

Lee

Leon

Liberty

Live Oak

M - W

Madison

Matagorda

Milam

Montgomery

Newton

Nueces

Orange

Polk

Refugio

Sabine

San Augustine

San Jacinto

San Patricio

Trinity

Tyler

Victoria

Waller

Walker

Washington

Wharton

Willacy

Wilson

*Please Note:

  • Bexar, Dallas, Tarrant, Travis counties are eligible for funding only for programming for displaced populations.

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