Texas_Bar_FoundationThe Texas Bar Foundation recently awarded a $3,500 grant to the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas to create a guidebook on state open government laws.

“We continually try to find ways to help Texans better understand open government laws so that they can fully participate in our democracy,” Freedom of Information Foundation Executive Director Kelley Shannon said in a news release. “The Texas Bar Foundation grant will help us achieve that goal.”

The Guide to Texas Open Records and Open Meetings Laws, which will be available online and in print at foundation events later this year, will provide highlights of the Texas Public Information Act and Texas Open Meetings Act and is designed to enhance the FOI Foundation’s training sessions and outreach programs across the state.

The Freedom of Information Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to furthering the public’s right to know about government.

Celebrating its 50-year anniversary in 2015-2016, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded $16 million in grants for law-related programs across the state.