Foundation / Corporation
American Indian Library Association (AILA) and Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)
Grants of $750 to USA and Territories community organizations and libraries serving Asian Pacific American and American Indian or Alaska Native families and children for storytelling programs. The literacy program explores and celebrates these cultures through oral traditions, books, and art to provide an interactive, enriching experience.
Selection is based upon creativity and originality of the implementation of the Talk Story program, accuracy in portrayal of APA or AIAN cultures, and financial need. Selection will also be based upon involvement of the library, community, and community organizations as participants, leaders, and promoters of the proposed Talk Story program.
Funds may be used to purchase library materials such as books, audiovisual materials, supplies for activities and crafts, programming costs such as hiring a storyteller, etc.
- At least 25% of funds must be used for library materials.
- Funds must be used to support at least one Asian Pacific American or one American Indian or Alaskan Native themed program for children and their families at the institution that receives the grant.
GrantWatch ID#: 173301
Grants Offered: 4 total; 2 by each organization
Grant Amount: $750
Grant Period: May 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Libraries and community organizations that serve APA and/or AIAN children and their families are eligible to apply. The Project encourages 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 US territories.
Organizations who have previously been awarded two Talk Story grants are ineligible for additional awards.
No more than 10% of funds may be used for refreshments and decorations.
Deadline and Application:
Applications must be received by Monday, April 1, 2019.
Awards will be announced by Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
You may apply for either an APALA grant or an AILA grant. You may not apply to both organizations.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Return applications for Asian Pacific American themed programs to the APALA Talk Story Chair:
via Email at email@example.com
or USPS at:
Attn: Camden Kimura
1213 Newell Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Return applications for American Indian/Native Alaskan themed programs to the AILA Talk Story chair:
via Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or USPS at:
12116 Hallwood Dr.
El Monte, CA 91732
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