Grant Information & Application
Talk Story: Sharing Stories, Sharing Culture is a literacy program that reaches out to Asian Pacific American (APA) and American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) children and their families. The program celebrates and explores Asian Pacific American (APA) and American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) stories through books, oral traditions, and art to provide an interactive, enriching experience. Children and their families can connect to rich cultural activities through Talk Story in their homes, libraries, and communities. This grant is aimed to give financial support to libraries and community organizations who want to introduce a Talk Story program, focusing on APA or AIAN cultures.
Talk Story grant funding is available due to the generous support of Toyota California Community Foundation for APALA Talk Story grants and the American Indian Library Association for AILA Talk Story grants.
Libraries and community organizations that serve APA and/or AIAN children and their families are eligible to apply. We encourage libraries and community organizations to work together on a Talk Story program. With the exception of cross-border tribal organizations, all organizations must be based in the United States or U.S. territories.
Organizations who have previously been awarded two Talk Story grants are ineligible for additional awards.
Please submit a complete and detailed application including a Statement of Need, Narrative, and Proposed Budget. Please describe the program your library or community organization would do with the award and what types of programs highlighting APA or AIAN cultures you are interested in planning for your community.
You may apply for either an APALA grant OR an AILA grant. You may not apply to both organizations.
Deadline and Application
Applications must be received by Thursday, April 1, 2021.
Awards will be announced by Saturday, May 1, 2021.