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All of Us Research Program Community Engagement Award

Grants to USA Libraries in Eligible New England States for
Outreach Programs Related to Health Information Literacy

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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 $15,000 to New England libraries in Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont to promote access to health information. Funding is intended support public libraries in outreach projects that involve education and information about the funding source's research program and health literacy information. Projects are to be conducted by network members, primarily public libraries, in support of the NNLM mission to broaden access to health information, specifically information about the All of Us Research Program and health information literacy.

The award’s primary aims are to broaden access to and awareness of health information
resources, with an emphasis on those resources related to the All of Us Research Program, resources provided by the NLM, and to increase health literacy for the general public through partnerships with public libraries. The purpose of the All of Us Research Program Community Engagement Award is to fund education and outreach projects that improve access to biomedical and health information and increase the ability of the public and health professionals to use these resources.

Projects can include:
- Building partnerships between community organizations, such as hospitals, public libraries, volunteer organizations, and community- and faith-based organizations
- A focus on underserved health communities and underrepresented populations
- Educating the public about personalized medicine
- Raising awareness of the All of Us Research Program

The All of Us Research Program 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.

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#: 185359

Number of Grants:

Five or more projects within the region.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $15,000

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

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