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Grants to USA Libraries in Multiple States to
Promote Health Information Initiatives

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)

Deadline Date:

04/05/19 All Day


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Washington, D.C., Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands libraries for projects that advance health information activities. Funding is intended to strengthen and promote the library’s involvement in institution-wide health information initiatives and stimulate collaboration within the organization to address local health information problems.

The goals of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) are to advance the progress of medicine, improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individual's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

The NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA) relies upon partnerships with network members to achieve these goals by providing training and funding for local outreach programs. The programs are intended to help a variety of users, with a focus on minority and other underserved populations and the health professionals who serve them, make the most effective use of information and decision-support resources that hold the promise of promoting healthy behaviors, preventing costly and debilitating illness, and improving health outcomes when disease occurs.

Projects are encouraged to incorporate one or more of the following:
- Increase awareness of and skills for locating high-quality biomedical and health information
- Promote health information literacy in health and science education
- Encourage interdepartmental partnerships
- Increase data management skills and awareness
- Promote inter-professional education
- Promote and improve the use of technology for health information access, especially to underserved and underrepresented populations
- Support planning for larger outreach projects and community partnerships
- Promote and improve access to library and information services
- Improve access to electronic health information

Potential projects may include but are not limited to (this list is not meant to be all-inclusive):
- Developing library wikis, blogs, websites, virtual tours or other media outlets to promote library services or resources to hospital staff
- Benchmarking library services or resources for patient care, patient safety, emergency preparedness, nursing accreditation, or other
- Hosting special events to highlight the library's role in scholarly communication, open access, copyright compliance, preservation/conservation, research, or other scholarly work
- Exploring new technologies that may be relevant to academic and health information outreach
- Integrating health information literacy into health sciences curricula
- Organizing events that promote inter-professional education.

Projects that include a biomedical information or health literacy component must incorporate one or more National Library of Medicine resource.

Applications will be scored based on 10 possible criteria: Significance, Evidence of Need/Target Population, Methodology/Objectives, Promotion Plan, Evaluation, Sustainability/Continuation, Personnel/Qualifications, Institutional Support, Training Plan (if applicable), and Budget.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185348

Number of Grants:

Number of Awards Available: Up to 3 projects

Estimated Size of Grant:

Amount: $5,000

Term of Contract:

Funding Period: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Thursday, April 30, 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Must be a SEA member in Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- A Cost Reimbursement Research Subaward Agreement with the University of Maryland, Baltimore is required for this award.
- A Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure is required for this award.
- An A-133 Compliance acknowledgement is required for this award.

Membership in SEA is free. To join:

IDC, Food, promotional items, and furniture are not allowable expenses. Promotional items include, but are not limited to: clothing and commemorative items such as pens, mugs/cups, folders/folios, lanyards, and conference bags that are sometimes provided to visitors, employees, grantees, or conference attendees.

Pre-Application Information:

The application Deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019 (all day).

Reviewer score sheets and comments will be shared with the applicant. If further clarification is needed, the applicant will be given one week to submit more information.

Applications with an average score of 3 or higher for each of the ten criteria AND an overall impact ranking of 4 or higher will be given priority until funds are expended.

The University of Maryland will provide a sub-award agreement for all approved projects. All sub-awards are cost reimbursement. Line item invoices must be submitted for reimbursement of expenditures. Invoices may be sent monthly.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

To request assistance, email or call (410) 706-2855.

Health Sciences and Human Services Library
601 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1512

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Florida;   Georgia;   Maryland;   Mississippi;   North Carolina;   South Carolina;   Tennessee;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   West Virginia

USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)