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Texas Library Association (TLA) Travel Stipend

Grants to Texas Library Staff Members in
Rural Areas to Attend a State Conference

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Tocker Foundation

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Grants to Texas library staff members in rural communities for travel funds to attend an annual state conference. Funding may be used towards travel expenses or to replace personnel. The stipend is intended to make continuing education more accessible.

Funding will ensure that the library personnel will not be totally dependent on the library budget for ordinary and necessary expenses. The stipend may not cover all travel expenses, but should cover the majority.

Attendees will enjoy opportunities to learn from experts in the field, find new vendors in the exhibit hall, network with their peers, hear from authors as well gain valuable CEU’s at designated sessions. The 2018 conference will be held in Dallas, April 4-7, 2018. Library staff in towns of 12,000 or less qualify to apply for this grant. First-time attendees are given priority in this grant selection.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177931

Term of Contract:

Grantees will attend the 2018 conference in Dallas, April 4-7, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Library staff in towns of 12,000 or less qualify to apply for this grant.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications is February 1, 2018. Apply early to plan for a full experience at the conference.

All potential applicants are encouraged to call the office and speak with Karin Gerstenhaber, the Director of Grants Management.

The TLA Conference stipends are available per library or branch, not per attendee. If more than one person attends for a library, the stipend should be used for both attendees. The Foundation does not require car pooling or hotel rooms to be shared. The Foundation will not attempt to assign the allocation between personnel.

The stipend may not be transferred to an alternate library employee or supporter without express permission of the Tocker Foundation.

Amounts remaining from the stipend after the conference are to be used for direct library needs.

Frequently asked questions:

How to apply online:

For registration and information on the conference, visit the TLA Conference Web Site:

Contact Information:

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

To apply online:

Darryl Tocker, Executive Director

Karin Gerstenhaber, the Director of Grants Management

The Tocker Foundation
5806 Mesa Drive, Suite 375
Austin, Texas 78731
Tel: (512) 452-1044
Fax: (512) 452-7690

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USA: Texas