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Texas Government Code - GOV'T § 441.135. Grants

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(a) Using state, federal, or other funds, the commission shall establish a program of grants within the limitations of funds appropriated by the legislature.  The commission shall adopt by rule the guidelines for awarding grants.

(b) The program of grants shall include one or more of the following:

(1) system operation grants, to:

(A) provide basic system support services to member libraries;

(B) provide coordination and enable cooperation with the commission and with other libraries in a region;  and

(C) meet commission and federal goals;

(2) incentive grants, to encourage public libraries to join together into larger units of service to meet commission and federal goals;

(3) establishment grants, to help libraries establish consortia or cooperatives that will enable libraries to better serve their communities;

(4) equalization grants, to help public libraries in communities with relatively limited taxable resources to meet commission and federal goals and qualify for library system membership;

(5) public information technology grants, to help public libraries make state, local, and federal government information that is accessible through the Internet available to the public through computers;

(6) competitive grants, to promote innovation by public libraries and by libraries described by Section 441.1271(a) and to encourage major resource systems or regional library systems and libraries to meet commission and federal goals;  and

(7) grants to aid local libraries, to provide assistance to public libraries, and to help those libraries meet commission and federal goals.

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