Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant Funding Opportunities

The FY 2020 grant cycle is now OPEN. Application Deadline: March 8, 2019. Grants will be awarded August 2019.

Regional ILS Collaborative Grants | Texas Reads Grants | TexTreasures Grants | LSTA Plan | How To Apply | Past Recipients

TSLAC recommends that potential applicants attend and/or review the following webinars:

  • 2020 Funding Opportunities - TSLAC Competitive Grants - Wednesday, January 16, 2019; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Applying for TSLAC Grants: What You Need To Know for FY 2020  - Wednesday, January 23, 2019; 1:30 - 3 p.m.

For help in determining the appropriate grant program for your library project, contact Erica A. McCormick, TSLAC Grants Administrator, via email at or phone at 512-463-5527.


Regional ILS Collaborative Grant / Library Cooperation

This new grant program will support electronic and other linkages between and among all types of libraries. Specifically, it will support the establishment of shared integrated library systems (ILS) between multiple library jurisdictions.

FY2020 Regional ILS Collaborative Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity (Program Guidelines) (.pdf)

FY2020 Regional ILS Collaborative Grant draft template (MS Word)

Texas Reads Grants

The Texas Reads Grant funds public library programs to promote reading and literacy within local communities. Programs may include, but are not limited to book talks; English literacy classes; author visits; book clubs or discussion groups; Día (El Día de los niños/El día de los libros; Born-to-Read or Every Child Ready to Read programs; One Book, One Community programs; or programs to enhance summer reading club activities.

FY2020 Texas Reads Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity (Program Guidelines) (.pdf)

FY2020 Texas Reads Grant draft template (MS Word)

Texas Reads Grant Recipients - FY2018

TexTreasures Grants

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 digitization, microfilming, and cataloging. This year the program includes an option for smaller libraries with little or no experience with digitization, TexTreasures Basic.

FY2020 TexTreasures Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity Guidelines (.pdf)

FY2020 TexTreasures Grant draft template (MS Word)

FY2019 TexTreasures Grant Recipients

Past recipients

Includes grant recipients by program, award amounts, and brief descriptions of grant projects.

Resources for Current Grantees

To Apply for and Manage TSLAC Grants 

Prospective grantees must use the TSLAC Grant Management System (GMS) to prepare and submit grant applications. Access to the GMS must be requested by library administrative personnel using the contact import template. The template should be e-mailed to with “2018 grant contacts” in the subject line.

In addition to managing the competitive grant application process, GMS allows grantees to manage all aspects of their grant programs, including:

  • submitting performance and financial reports;
  • submitting program and budget revisions;
  • submitting forms and documentation; and
  • requesting payments.

Contact Import Template (for library director use only)


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