Planning and Assessment Award
Call for Applications
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM GMR), under contract with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), announces the availability of Planning and Assessment Awards for network members.
The GMR plans to fund two awards for up to $2,500 each in Option Year 02 (May 2013- April 2014). If you have questions regarding this award, contact Jacqueline Leskovec, Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator Email Jacqueline or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact the GMR by phone, call 1-800-338-7657 and press one (1) for the Regional Network Office. The first deadline for submission is April 12, 2013.
Award recipients will be publicized on the GMR website and/or in The Cornflower, the GMR blog. A list of current Planning and Assessment Award Recipients is available. There is also a list of awardees from the previous contract: Planning and Assessment Award Recipients 2006-2011.
The purpose of the Planning and Assessment Award is to assist GMR Network members with activities aimed at identifying and describing potential outreach populations and/or developing plans for targeted outreach to specific populations. The award also supports activities to identify and network with community partners that might be interested in collaborating on a future outreach project.
Typical outreach population(s) might include:
- NLM-identified targeted minority populations, seniors, AIDS/HIV patients, inner city communities, and rural areas
- Unaffiliated health care professionals and health professionals who serve targeted populations identified by NLM
Typical assessment/planning needs might include:
- Information needs
- Community resources/assets
Applications will be accepted from NN/LM GMR Full and Affiliate Members. Membership(s) may be confirmed by entering a zipcode in the following widget and clicking the go button:
Technical Application Instructions
The respondent should complete the Planning and Assessment Award Application . Submit the completed application and supporting documents (e.g. resumes, letters of support and equipment quotes) attached to an email addressed to email@example.com. Supporting documents may be in Word or PDF format. Include "PLAN" and your LIBID in the subject line of the email.
The GMR staff will respond to your application within two weeks of receipt.
For needs assessment and/or evaluation plans, applicants should follow the guidelines established in Measuring the Difference: Guide to Planning and Evaluating Health Information and the three supplemental planning and evaluation booklets published in 2006 found on the NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center website.
For more information on needs assessment in particular, see Booklet 1: Getting Started with Community-based Outreach and Stage 1: Conducting a Community Assessment from Measuring the Difference.
Cost Application Instructions
Total cost must not exceed $2,500.
Funding will be processed on a cost reimbursement basis. This award is not a grant. Line item invoices must be submitted for reimbursement of expenditures. Reimbursement takes an average of four weeks.
For IT/computer hardware, catalog pricing can be submitted for equipment under $3,000. List equipment type (printer, scanner, etc.), brand name and model number. The absence of competitive quotes must be documented and justified.If Personal Appeal Items are requested, the following statement must appear in the budget justification:
The recipient of the funding agrees that there is a legitimate purpose for the personal appeal items and use of the items by the Subcontractor(s) will be managed in accordance with policy. Items will not be used in a way that would discredit the NN/LM, the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health or the applicable Institution.