Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC)
03/08/18 11:59 PM CT
Grants of up to $10,000 to Texas public libraries and library systems for activities to promote literacy and reading in local communities. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal draft by February 14, 2018. This program emphasizes family and early childhood literacy, lifelong learning, and digital literacy.
Goals and Purposes:
This grant program funds public library programs to promote reading and literacy within local communities. Programs may be targeted to the entire community or to a segment of the community. Programs focusing on community engagement or involving collaboration with other community organizations are strongly encouraged. The agency may designate specific funding priorities for each grant cycle in response to identified needs. If this occurs, staff will provide details of funding priorities and scoring implications to applicants and to the peer review panel. These programs must meet the following LSTA goal as identified in the 2018-2022 LSTA 5-Year Plan.
Texans of all ages need access to resources and services that promote and enhance literacy and further formal and informal learning.
Texans will have access to library services that support literacy and educational attainment, especially early childhood and family literacy, digital literacy, and lifelong learning.
Reading promotion programs are those that actively encourage people to read and to develop a lifelong love of reading. One goal of reading promotion programs is to develop a more literate community. Typically, this involves presenting or hosting programs that will involve people in reading activities and that will generate enthusiasm for reading.
Libraries may also coordinate programs in basic literacy, family literacy, and the ability to read, write and speak English and to compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society.
The purpose is not for collection development, or other activities primarily focused on the acquisition of library materials or resources.
This grant program will fund costs such as materials, professional services (e.g. speakers’ fees, temporary personnel), and other operating expenses needed to implement a reading or literacy program. Programs may include, but are not limited to book talks; 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.
Projects must include programming designed to actively engage participants in reading activities. Except as provided in grant guidelines, competitive grants may fund costs for staff, equipment, capital expenditures, supplies, professional services, and other typical operating expenses, as permitted by 13 TAC §2.116 (Uniform Grants Management Standards). The grant may also cover indirect costs as permitted in 2 CFR 200.
The purpose of this grant is not for collection development or other activities primarily focused on the acquisition of library materials or resources, or digitization projects.
GrantWatch ID#: 139904
The maximum grant award for FY 2019 will be $10,000.
Funding will be for one state fiscal year (September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019).
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online through the grants portal:
Erica McCormick, TSLAC Grants Administrator
P: 512-463-5527 / 800-252-9386 (toll free)
Texas State Library and Archives Commissio
Director and Librarian
P. O. Box 12927
Austin, Texas 78711-2927
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