Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant Funding Opportunities

The FY 2019 grant cycle is now CLOSED. FY 2019 grants were awarded August 1, 2018.

Impact Grants | Special Projects Grants | Texas Reads Grants | TexTreasures | Family Place Library Grants | Library Technology Academy Grants | LSTA Plan | How To Apply | Past Recipients

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

  • 2019 Funding Opportunities - TSLAC Competitive Grants - Wednesday, January 24, 2018; 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Applying for TSLAC Grants: What You Need To Know for FY 2019  - Wednesday, January 31, 2018; 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.


Impact Grants

Focused on broad community needs for business/workforce development, digital literacy, family and early childhood literacy, and electronic access to information, Impact Grants are designed to distribute funding as broadly as possible to impact lives throughout the state.

FY2019 Impact Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity (Program Guidelines) (.pdf)

Impact Grant draft template (MS Word)

FY2018 Impact Grant Recipients


Special Projects

Special Projects Grants provide funds for programs that expand library services to all members of the library's community. Cooperation Grants provide funds for programs that promote cooperative services for learning and access to information.

FY2019 Special Projects Grant Program Guidelines (.pdf)

Special Projects Grant draft template (MS Word)

Special Projects FY2018

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.

FY2019 Texas Reads Grant Guidelines (pdf)

Texas Reads Grant draft template (MS Word)

Texas Reads Grant Recipients - FY2018


TexTreasures is an annual grant program 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.

2019 TexTreasures Grant Program Guidelines (.pdf)

TexTreasures Grant draft template (MS Word)

FY2018 TexTreasures Grant Recipients

Family Place Library Grants

Library Technology Academy Grants

Library Technology Academy is a brand new pilot program and training grant that will use both online and in-person learning experiences to enable library staff more time, guidance, and individualized attention to support technology planning and management. More information can be found on the Library Technology Academy grant page.


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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Page last modified: September 25, 2018