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Region 4 News October 3rd, 2022
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NNLM Region 4 Year 3 ***Early Notice*** of Request for Applications for Community Driven Funded Projects

Posted in: #CC/Academic List, #Health Sciences List, #Public/K-12 List, All Members, Funding

Dear NNLM Region 4 members!

We are super excited to let everyone know that we are within a few weeks of officially promoting Region 4’s request for applications for Year 3 projects.

(We appreciate the feedback from members requesting that we open up the application period earlier than in past years, something never done before in Region 4)

The performance period for Year 3 projects will run from May 1, 2023 through April 15, 2024.

If you have any questions about applying for these awards, please contact john.bramble@utah.edu or call him at 801 585 9646.

There will be three categories of funding again we hope you find interesting and will consider applying

Engagement & Outreach Award

Amount Category 1: Up to $20,000
Number of Awards Available: 5*

Amount Category 2: Up to $50,000
Number of Awards Available: 2*

The overarching purpose of this funding to build partnerships and collaborations with local community groups and other key groups to reach underserved populations with health information outreach projects that use community-driven approaches designed to increase access to health information by working through libraries and other members to support a highly trained workforce in biomedical, health information, and data science resources.

These funds are an opportunity for the applicant to create opportunities to develop new or enhance existing collaborative projects among all library types that result in increasing awareness and use of NLM resources. It is also an opportunity to improve health information literacy by increasing the ability of patients, family members, students, and members of the public to find and use health information. Projects may also result in improving health professionals’ access to, awareness of, and skills for locating high-quality biomedical and health information.

Technology Improvement Projects Award

Amount: Up to $4,500
Number of Awards Available: 5*

The purpose of this funding is to support short-term projects that involve program improvement concepts, including technology improvements projects,  that attempts to enhance the applicant’s communities’ access to health information resources that supports improving health literacy skills.

These funds are an opportunity for the applicant design a project that addresses the digital divide so it may improve their community’s access to online education and health literacy resources to they may develop the skills required to find and interpret biomedical or health information.

Professional Development Award

Amount: Up to $2,000
Number of Awards Available: 14*

The purpose of this funding is to strengthen the professional knowledge and experience of individual network members within Region 4 in data science or health information access/delivery, build professional capacity in support of the mission of the NNLM, and enable libraries and other organizations to train staff in skills needed to deliver reliable health information.

Express Applications: If your application is for an online professional development activity costing $500 or less, we will have a super simple application process to follow!

*The number of awards is still being determined and will be announced in the official request for proposals.

Application Writing Tips

There is a ton of grant writing guides out there. These are the ones developed by NNLM.

  1. Grant writing aids and tips are available at NNLM Grants and Proposal Writing Course.
  2. Evaluation design aids and tips are available at the National Evaluation Center
  3. Funding FAQs
  4. Contact john.bramble@utah.edu or call him at 801 585 9646.


Contact us at:
Network of the National Library of Medicine/NNLM Region 4
University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5890
Phone: 801-587-3650
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

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