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Community Engagement Award

Grants to USA Organizations in Eligible New England States for
Projects that Advance Health Information Resources

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER)

Deadline Date:

04/05/19 All day


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Grants of up to $10,000 to New England libraries and member organizations in Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont for collaborative activities that improve health information resources. Funding is intended to support short-term outreach projects that involve advancing health information resources in collaboration with local community groups. The award’s primary aims are to broaden access to and awareness of health information resources, particularly resources provided by the NLM, and increase communication channels between librarians, health care professionals, government, and Community Based Organizations.

The Community Engagement Award seeks to address the following aims of the NNLM NER from the 2016-2021 cooperative agreement:
- Provide a suite of health information courses and presentations on biomedical and health resources emphasizing NLM products for both consumers and health professionals.
- Education and Outreach Aim 7: The NNLM NER will provide and administer a funding program to support outreach and education programs.

Awards should focus on building partnerships, collaborating with local community groups, and other key groups to reach underserved populations in the region with health information outreach projects.

Funding may be used for:
- Personnel
- Consultant Costs (hourly rate)
- Equipment
- Supplies
- Travel
- Other
- Direct Costs
- Indirect Costs or Facilities and Administrative Costs
- Total cost of project

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185357

Number of Grants:

Five or more projects

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum funding per award: $10,000

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Qualified libraries and organizations located in the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, that are members of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region are eligible to apply.

Membership to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is free. Join:

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.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019 (all day).

One electronic version of the proposal must be submitted to Martha Meacham. Please include the name of the award in the subject line.

Notification of awards will be on April 19, 2019, and the award start date is May 1, 2019.

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One electronic version of the proposal must be submitted to:
Martha Meacham, Associate Director, NNLM NER

NNLM New England Region
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North Rm S4-241
Worcester, MA 01655-0002
(508) 856-5985
Fax: (508) 856-5977

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut;   Maine;   Massachusetts;   New Hampshire;   Rhode Island;   Vermont