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NLM Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects

Updated Aug. 31, 2011 Please Note:

*** “WE HAVE EXTENDED THE PROPOSAL DUE DATE TO SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 – NO LATER THAN 3:00PM EST. IN ADDITION, ELECTRONIC PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 NO LATER THAN 3:00PM EST. ALL ELECTRONIC PROPOSALS MUST BE SENT TO buseyk@mail.nlm.nih.gov.

 

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a new funding opportunity for small pilot projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.  NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships that include at least one library and at least one non-library organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as a hospital, volunteer organization, public health department, public safety department, fire/rescue, or other local, regional or state agency.  NLM encourages submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies.

For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies.

Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 for each one-year project.  The deadline for proposals is August 31, 2011.  Proposals are limited to six pages plus supplemental materials such as resumes, letters of support, and a budget.  For more information and instructions about the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2011: (NLM-011-130-KDB), please visit: http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2011disasteroutreachrfq.html.

The solicitation notice is on FedBizOpps.gov at: https:/www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=54495f6f78d46c7c5d6873a8f0825e88&tab=core&_cview=0.

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