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Collections Enhancement Grants

Grants to Texas Public Libraries to Help
Enhance and Expand Literature Collections

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Foundation / Corporation

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Texas Book Festival

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Grants of up to $1,500, and grants of up to $2,500 to Texas public libraries to enhance literature collections. Funding is intended to promote literacy and facilitate the sharing of a wide range of literature with communities that recipient libraries serve. Funds can be used for upgrading or increasing book collections, books on CD, e-books, and special collections in support of identifiable community needs. Test prep, SAT/ACT, and reference materials are also included in this grant.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168448

Estimated Size of Grant:

E-content collection enhancements will be funded up to $1,500. Collections enhancement grants will be funded up to $2,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Texas public libraries may apply for this grant.

Libraries that did not submit timely final reports for past grants will not be considered on the current application cycle.

Note About E-Content:
E-book subscription services and the individual purchasing of e-books may be funded if the library already has a subscription service and e-readers established. If the library is seeking funding for subscription services and e-books, the library must include details about its current e-readers and subscription services in section 1A of the grant application. As the purpose of the TBF Collection Enhancement grants is to enhance public content through sustainable collections, TBF funds should not be used to initiate e-content subscriptions when no history of ongoing funding is present. The TBF funds can be used to increase demand for e-content supply when the requesting library has a history of sustaining such content through local funding.

What Texas Book Fund will not fund:
- Videos (VHS or DVD)
- Equipment for Staff Use
- Music CDs
- Giveaway Books
- Marketing Programs
- Subscriptions
- Textbooks
- Kits
- Programming materials
- Hardware (reformat)
- Accelerated readers
- Furniture, Carpeting, and office supplies
- Gaming Technology
- Carpeting
- Office Supplies
- Televisions or DVD Players
- Hardware for Staff Use
- Specific “Computers for Tots”

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grant Information session at TLA Conference: April 22

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates
April 22: Grant information session at TLA Conference
May 15: Application deadline
End of July: Notification of grant recipients
Early August: Mailout of checks and certificates

Faxed applications will not be accepted.

For Grant Writing Tips, see Application in Supporting Documents, below.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please email your application to Wendy Woodland

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Texas Book Festival at (512) 477-4055 or

Texas Book Festival Grants
Texas Library Association
3355 Bee Cave Road, Suite 401
Austin, Texas 78746-6763

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas

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