Disaster Relief Resources

Texas Library Recovery Connection

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Financial Assistance

TLA Disaster Relief Grant; $100,000 committed to support libraries impacted by Hurricane Harvey; all library types (academic, public, school and special) eligible; grants from $2,500 - $5,000 for collections, facilities, technology, etc. Application deadline was October 16. Grants will be announced Nov. 3.

TSLAC Rebuilding Texas Libraries Grant: $300,000 committed to support libraries impacted by Hurricane Harvey; open to public, school and academic libraries through their governing authority; applicants much be currently TSLAC accredited, a member or TexShare, or be eligible to participate in TexQuest. Application deadline was October 16.

Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries: Grants will be directed to school libraries that have been damaged or destroyed during the 2017 hurricanes. The application, eligibility requirements and FAQ are online. 

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): $1 million in emergency grants to preserve humanities collections and help restore operations at libraries, museums, colleges, universities adn other cultural and historical insitutions in areas impactec by Hurricane Harvey. Learn more and apply.

Recovery Resources

Ways to Help
  • Feeding Texas: support food banks in need of financial support and nonperishable staples adn cleaning supplies

Disaster Preparedness
  • Disaster Preparation Guidelines (doc): a  printable bookmark that can be distributed at library meetings providing precise steps to take for preparing for disasters and recovering from disasters.
Created on Apr 2, 2010 | Last updated November 07, 2017