FY 2026 Texas Reads Grant Program

Funding Type


Grantor Agency

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Grant Range

Up to 10K

# of Awards Available


Programmatic Area

Community Development

Programmatic Area


Programmatic Area

Youth & Children



Match Required?

Match Amount


Eligible Entities

Public libraries and local public library systems, through their governing authority (city, county, nonprofit, or district) are eligible to apply for grants. To receive a grant, applicants must be members of the Texas Library System for the fiscal year the grant contracts are issued. Libraries or library systems will not be awarded more than one Texas Reads grant in a single grant cycle. Libraries or library systems will not be awarded a grant in two consecutive grant cycles for the same, or nearly the same, project.

Focus Area

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. 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; early childhood literacy; family literacy; 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.

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