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Assessment Award

Grants to USA Organizations in Multiple States to
Improve Health Information Delivery for Targeted Audiences

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) South Central Region (SCR)

Deadline Date:

03/02/18 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $7,000 to Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas libraries and other organizations to improve health information delivery to targeted audiences. This award enables qualifying organizations to evaluate target audience needs with regards to health information access and health, or to assess the effectiveness of previous health outreach program activities. This award should enable applicants to plan outcomes based outreach projects.

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

Projects can include but are not limited to:
-Completing a community needs assessment (may be a narrowly defined community with a narrow needs focus such as technology access, health information, and others)
-Undertaking long term evaluation of previously funded project activities such as contacting previous training/ technology distribution sites to assess program outcomes
-Consulting an expert on building an effective assessment tool (survey, focus groups, etc.)
-Acquiring assistance in data design, collection, or analysis
-Other creative ideas are encouraged

Projects may target a specific community or population including but not limited to:
-Faith-based organizations
-Refugee health organizations
-Unaffiliated healthcare professionals
-State/local health departments
-Health educators
-Public libraries
-Minority or ethnic populations
-Low-income residents
-Community-based organizations

Funding will cover (these are examples only and are not meant to be all-inclusive): Personnel, equipment, software, Internet service provider fees, supplies, travel and reproduction.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182841

Number of Grants:

Number of Awards: 4

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $7,000

Term of Contract:

The funding period is Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding opportunities are offered by the NNLM SCR to provide resources to libraries, community based organizations, public health professionals, health educators, faith-based agencies, and other information partners throughout the South Central Region of the United States.

Network members in the NNLM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply. Network membership is free and open to institutions interested in providing health information.

To apply for membership:

Food and furniture are not allowed.

IDC is allowable. The institution’s negotiated rate for other sponsored activities should be used. If your institution does not have a negotiated rate a maximum of 10% can be used for IDC.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 2, 2018, 5:00 PM.

Funding will issued on a cost reimbursement.

Contact Information:

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

Bethany Livingston, Research Administrator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine
South Central Region
University of North Texas
Health Science Center
Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth TX 76107

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas;   Louisiana;   New Mexico;   Oklahoma;   Texas