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Region 4 Funding Page is Under Construction

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The NNLM funding opportunities page for Region 4 is currently under construction. We appreciate your patience as we transition to the new NNLM website. We will notify you when the webpage is live. 

In the meantime, you can access all of Region 4’s funding opportunities below. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at reg4_funding@lists.utah.edu. We look forward to seeing your applications! 



The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 4 (NNLM Region 4) invites applications seeking funding for health information outreach, programming projects, and professional development opportunities. 

The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine is to advance the progress of medicine, improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individuals’ access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Under a Cooperative Agreement with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the University of Utah Health Sciences Library System serves as the Regional Medical Library for NNLM Region 4. 


  • Period of Performance: September 2, 2021 –April 15, 2022
  • Due Date: August 7th, 2021
  • Notification of Awards: August 20th, 2021



Network member organizations in Region 4 (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota and North Dakota) are eligible to apply. Membership is FREE and open to libraries, community-based organizations, clinics, public health departments and other organizations that provide or distribute health information. 


IMPORTANT NOTE: During our initial transition to the new cooperative agreement, NNLM ’s automated member registration system is not accepting applications for Membership. Please contact us to have this process done manually until the automated system is up and running. 


RML staff members are available to answer questions about the awards or to discuss potential project ideas. Email us at reg4_funding@lists.utah.edu. 


We look forward to seeing your proposals! 


 Awards to NNLM Region 4 member organizations help advance the goals of the NLM Strategic Plan and help us achieve two National Network Performance Measures: 

  1. Engage Network members in carrying out the mission of NNLM.
  2. Maintain a robust outreach and education program reaching the region’s communities and responsive to their needs.


Available awards include: 


Professional Development Award 


  • The purpose of this award is to support the professional development needs of librarians/information professionals and library/information school students* at NNLM Region 4 member institutions to improve their ability to grow and advance their skills as health information professionals.

Professional Development Project Award 


*Supports travel awards for students and health occupation students interested in a health information career with a maximum amount of $2,000 per award. 


Program Improvement Award 


  • The purpose of these awards is to support short-term projects that involve program improvement to advance access to health information resources. In Region 4, we anticipate funding approximately four awards within our region (AZ, NM, CO, UT, WY, ID, MT, ND and SD) each consisting of approximately $5,000. 

Program Improvement Project Award 


Engagement and Outreach Award 


  • The purpose of these awards is to develop new or enhance existing collaborative projects among all library types to increase awareness and use of NLM resources. We look forward to funding five awards of approximately $5,000.

Engagement and Outreach Project Award 





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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