TSLAC will host an informational webinar, Introducing TSLAC Community Advancement Packages, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Weds., Jan. 26. Library grants applicants are encouraged to register to attend at www.tsl.texas.gov/CAPwebinar2022
Accredited Texas public libraries, local public library systems, members of the TexShare Library Consortium, and non-profit organizations that are applying on behalf of accredited libraries and/or TexShare members are encouraged to apply through the TSLAC Grants Management System by the deadline of April 1, 2022. Full eligibility and other criteria, as well as application instructions, can be found at www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/cap or by emailing the TSLAC Grants team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAP Grants will support and advance community development by funding library-sponsored programming and services through the provision of specially targeted packages. These include equipment and tools to support in-person, hybrid, and virtual programming and services clustered around a specific area of need. As relevant, some also include materials and resources for outreach programming that reduces barriers to library spaces and/or provides access to inclusive services and programs beyond the walls of the library, such as retirement facilities, day-care centers, schools, and other community spaces. Packages are divided into four types:
Programming and Services Packages
Analog Outreach; Beyond the Library; Teen Services; Trauma-Informed Library
Assistive Technology and Digital Inclusion; Audio-Visual
Special Collection Development Packages
Inclusive Library Collection; Mental Health Collection; Multilingual Collection; Collection Development
Critical Needs Packages
Administrative Support; COVID-19; Partners for Health; Crisis Response
Full descriptions of each package and contact information can be found on the TSLAC Cap Grants website at www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/cap.