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Public Library Programming Project Award

Grants to USA Libraries in Multiple States for
Health Information Resources and Programming

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U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NNLM MCR)

Deadline Date:

04/20/18 Midnight MT


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Grants of $1,500 to Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming public libraries for programs that promote education and awareness of health information resources. Examples of eligible projects include healthy cooking classes, health fairs, chronic illness self-management, mind/body programming (e.g. yoga, meditation), and supporting health initiatives such as the All of Use Research Program.

The purpose of this award is to fund public library programming to increase the awareness of and education on health topics incorporating NLM and/or NNLM health information resources (e.g., MedlinePlus, Genetics Home Reference), relevant to their service community, with a particular focus on the public health priorities of their community and programs for underserved populations.

This award meets the Aims of the 2016-2021 cooperative agreement, specifically:
-Aim 3: Implement a process for announcing, reviewing, and making sub-awards to regional Network members to help achieve outreach, education, and technology goals.

The budget estimate should be categorized by the following, as they apply:
-Direct Costs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182819

Number of Grants:

Number of Awards Available: 5

Estimated Size of Grant:


Term of Contract:

The funding period is Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Friday, January 25, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To receive the funding award the public library must be an NNLM MCR member. Membership may be confirmed by searching the NNLM Member Directory:

Membership is free. More information may be found here:

Funding Restrictions:

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. Refer to the policy:

No more than 5% of funding can be used to purchase print materials (e.g., such as books, magazines, booklets, brochures).

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
-Posted Date: January 12, 2018
-Application Due Date: April 20, 2018, midnight MT
-Notification of Award: April 27, 2018

All of Us Research Program:

More information about the MCR region may be found here:

Contact Information:

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

Online Application:

Dana Abbey

NNLM MidContinental Region
University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5890

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado;   Kansas;   Missouri;   Nebraska;   Utah;   Wyoming