[kids-lib] Talk Story Grant: Lit Program for APA & AIAN Youth & Families (Apps Due 4/1)

MAURER Jennifer * SLO Jennifer.MAURER at slo.oregon.gov
Thu Feb 18 15:21:44 PST 2021

Please pardon the cross-posting.


I just learned about the Talk Story: Sharing Stories, Sharing Culture grant, and thought that some of you might be interested. The program is a joint project of the American Indian Library Association<https://ailanet.org/> (AILA) and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association<https://www.apalaweb.org/> (APALA). Two grants of $750 each will be awarded by each association, for a total of four grants. According to the application, which is due April 1st, these library types are eligible to apply: academic, public, school, and tribal.

The following information is from the Talk Story website<http://talkstorytogether.org/grants> and application packet<http://talkstorytogether.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-Grant-Information-and-Application.pdf>:

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.

...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.

...You may apply for either an APALA grant OR an AILA grant.

...Selection is based upon creativity and originality of the implementation of the Talk Story program, accuracy in portrayal of APA/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.


Jen Maurer, MLS
School Library Consultant, State Library of Oregon
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