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NNLM MCR K-12 School Partnership Award

Grants to USA Libraries in Multiple States to Partner
with K-12 Schools to Promote Health Information Resources

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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 up to $2,500 to Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming libraries to partner with K-12 schools to introduce and promote biomedical information resources. Consideration will be given to both new and existing partnerships. Projects could involve health fairs, information resources awareness, and media resource development.

The purpose of this funding is to support new or enhance existing collaborative projects between a library (public, community college, or health sciences) and a K-12 school entity (school library, school nurse, health/science teacher) to promote and/or introduce NLM biomedical resources that could serve as a model for other partnerships.

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.

Examples of projects include raising awareness of NLM health information resources, participation in health fairs, or developing media resources featuring NLM health information resources.

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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182820

Number of Grants:

The NNLM MCR will fund four awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,500

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To receive funding your organization must be an NNLM MCR member. Membership(s) may be confirmed by visiting the NNLM Member Directory:

Organizations may join NNLM at any time. Membership is free:

MCR serves Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming. More information about NNLM regions may be found here:

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 promotional items policy:

Pre-Application Information:

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

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

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