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Assessment Award

Grant to a USA Public Library in an Eligible State to
Assess Health Initiatives in Underserved Populations

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR)

LOI Date:

12/05/19

Deadline Date:

12/18/19 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grant of up to $7,000 to a USA public library in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington for research and evaluation of health initiatives in underserved populations. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended to assess the health information or program needs of underserved populations; or to assess the effectiveness of previous health outreach program activities.

This award should enable applicants to plan outcomes-based outreach projects to underserved populations. Applications must describe the need for the resulting assessment data and its future use. The Assessment Award seeks to address the following aims from the NNLM PNR cooperative agreement:

  • Conduct assessments to learn what improvements in service or new support is needed to meet the health information needs of underserved populations and to evaluate effectiveness of current programs.
  • To develop a network of public libraries and community organizations that support the goals of the National Library of Medicine and the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network.

This award is intended to cover costs such as personnel, registration fees, travel/mileage costs, reproduction costs, shipping costs, and other costs. Indirect costs may be included, but due to the nature and small amount of the award, applicants are encouraged to waive them. An upfront payment will be made when the award agreement is signed.

Expenses are also allowed to publicize a health information service, event or resource, including NLM or NNLM resources or services, but the allowable costs are limited to educational materials or publicity, such as posters, displays, flyers, bookmarks, or brochures. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184487

Number of Grants:

Up to 1

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $7,000

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be from public libraries, or from other NNLM member organizations in partnership with public libraries.

Applicants must be members of NNLM PNR. Membership is free and open to institutions interested in improving equitable access to health information. Apply here for membership: https://nnlm.gov/pnr/members

Applicants who have not previously received NNLM funding for an outreach project, or have only received funding once, are especially encouraged to apply.

Non-allowable expenses:
Furniture is not allowed and food is not allowed unless certain circumstances apply.

Pre-Application Information:

By Thursday, December 5, 2019, applicants should inform NNLM PNR of their intent to apply by submitting a Letter of Intent, including the type of award and a brief description of the proposed project.

Completed applications must be submitted by Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 5:00pm

The PNR staff will acknowledge your application when received, and notification of awards will be given within four weeks.

Registering as a UW supplier:
https://f2.washington.edu/fm/ps/supplier-information/registration

Grants and Proposal Writing course materials:
https://nnlm.gov/classes/grants-and-proposal-writing

PNR Region: https://nnlm.gov/pnr/about/characteristics

NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network: https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us

Contact Information:

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

Submit LOIs and full applications to: nnlm@uw.edu

For assistance, please contact:
Cathy Burroughs, Associate Director, NNLM PNR
nnlm@uw.edu
(206) 543-9261

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska;   Idaho;   Montana;   Oregon;   Washington

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