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Technology Improvement Award

Grants to USA Libraries and Organizations for
Technology to Enhance Access to Health Information

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NNLM MCR)

Deadline Date:

04/20/18 11:00 PM


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Grants of up to $1,500 to Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming libraries, information centers, and other qualifying organizations for technology to enhance access to health information. Funding may be requested to purchase, install, or upgrade software or hardware use to ensure access to high quality health information.
This award meets the Aims of the 2016-2021 cooperative agreement, specifically:
-Implement a process for announcing, reviewing, and making sub-awards to regional Network members to help achieve outreach, education, and technology goals.
-Monitor the regional Network membership program to measure success, to identify and resolve problems which impede the effective delivery of health information services.

Potential Projects: 

Projects can include but are not limited to:
-Experimenting with emerging technologies such as virtual/augmented reality, 3D printing, or smart devices used for health information access.
-Purchasing computers for public areas such as clinic waiting rooms, nursing ward stations, and library public service areas
-Establishing a mobile workstation to be used when providing information services outside of the library or department
-Using mobile devices to support access to health information at the point-of-need, such as for emergency responders or patient care teams on bedside rounds
-Equipping community health workers with mobile technologies to aid in providing remote instruction
-Installing adaptive hardware and software to better enable individuals with disabilities to access computer-based health information

Budget Guidelines:

Proposals must include a budget table or spreadsheet for the costs in each category. Include a narrative justification for budget items, explaining the purpose of each item in the project.

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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182822

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,500

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 library must be an NNLM MCR member.

Membership may be confirmed by searching the NNLM Member Directory:

If you are not a member, you may register here:

Members provide health professionals and the general public with health information resources and services. Members include libraries, information centers, or other types of organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 20, 2018, 11:00 PM.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Alicia Lillich

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

(801) 587-3412

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Geographic Focus:

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