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New Funding Opportunity: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2014

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.

Projects must involve one or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.

Emphasis is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Awards are offered for up to $40,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on Friday, July 11, 2014.

The solicitation for the 2014 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

Full and Open:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=72096960b3a499911a1c11cba24f8334&tab=core&_cview=0

Small Businesses can apply to a specific set-aside:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=58c7ca4bbb0feb9c38579a930c85cb53&tab=core&_cview=1

Primary Point of Contact:

Elena Leon

Contract Specialist

chaparre@mail.nlm.nih.gov

Phone: 301.435.4394

Fax: 301.402.8169

Secondary Point of Contact :

Robin Hope

Branch Chief, Contracting Officer

Robin.Hope@nih.gov

Phone: 301.496.6546

Fax: 301.402.8169

Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2014 RFQ.

New Funding Opportunity: Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-14-001.html

We are pleased to announce that the NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08) FOA has been reissued today.

Purpose

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and the health care providers who care for those populations. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers. Preference will be given to applications that show strong involvement of health science libraries. Because this funding opportunity announcement focuses on providing health information to health disparity populations, institutions with demonstrated commitment to the needs of health disparity communities (including Tribal Colleges and Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions and other institutions in rural and socially disadvantaged areas) are encouraged to apply.

Applicants may request up to $100,000 per year in direct costs for 1 – 3 years. The amount requested need not be the same in each year for a multiple year project. This grant program does not cover facilities and administrative (F&A) costs, also called overhead or indirect costs. All applicants are required to submit a Research & Related (non-modular) Budget component. This one-time RFA has a single application deadline. Only electronic applications are accepted. For help on preparing a G08 application using the SF424 (R&R) Application forms package, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/GrantInfoInstruct.html.

Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/GrantInfoSys.html.

NLM Contact

Dr. Alan VanBiervliet, alan.vanbiervliet@nih.gov

Deadlines

This funding opportunity expires July, 30, 2014.

HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative’s “Spring 2014 Offer” Available to all MAR and SE/A Hospitals

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT:
KAREN HENDRICKS
HENDRICKS COMMUNICATIONS
717-253-3553

HSLANJ GROUP LICENSING INITIATIVE’S “SPRING 2014 OFFER”
AVAILBLE TO ALL MAR and SE/A HOSPITALS

PRINCETON, NJ (February 24, 2014)—Participation in the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative, a cost-effective consortium, is expanding beyond the MAR to include the entire SE/A Region. All hospitals and healthcare facilities in both regions are invited to participate in the Spring 2014 Offer, available beginning March 3.

“This groundbreaking expansion will allow more hospitals to afford the most current, highest-quality electronic resources, translating into the potential for better patient care,” said Project Manager Robert Mackes, MLS, AHIP. “From New York to Florida, we warmly invite all medical facilities along the East Coast to contact us and order their 2014 resources by leveraging group purchasing power.”

Formed under the umbrella organization Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ), the GLI is known as the first consortium of its kind in the nation, providing access to the latest medical electronic resources. All price negotiations are handled by the HSLANJ GLI. Participation has swelled to more than 100 MAR hospitals over the past 12 years of the GLI’s existence.

Currently, the Spring 2014 Offer features more than 450 resources from 12 vendors, at a cost savings of 15-60% off regular pricing.

To receive a copy of the offer, please contact Mackes at 570-856-5952 or rtmackes@gmail.com. The deadline for participation is April 25. For more information on the HSLANJ GLI, including FAQs and testimonials from current participants, see www.hslanj.org/gli.

The HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative is funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. This project is also funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland Baltimore.

SE/A Funding Opportunities Now Available – Deadline for Applications is March 28, 2014

Monday, February 17th, 2014

We are pleased to announce the availability of NN/LM SE/A award applications for the 2014-2015 year. The following RFPs and CFAs are now available on our website. Funding for these awards will begin May 1, 2014; however, the SE/A budget for 2014-2015 has yet to be determined, and all funding is dependent upon availability.

The due date for all applications which will be awarded until allotted funds are spent) is March 28, 2014, close of business. All proposed projects must be completed by April 30, 2015, and all funds requested must be spent.

Exhibit and Training awards do not have a deadline and will be awarded until all funds are spent.

In the meantime, anyone who anticipates applying for an Outreach to Consumers Project should email J. Dale Prince (dprince@hshsl.umaryland.edu) with initial intent and estimated budget by March 28, 2014.

NN/LM SE/A award descriptions and applications are available at: http://nnlm.gov/sea/funding.

 

Share Your Success: 2013 Winner Announced

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NN/LM SE/A) is pleased to announce that Joan Colburn, Director of Library and Knowledge Services at Mountain AHEC in Ashville, NC, has won our National Medical Librarians Month (NMLM) Share Your Success drawing for a $1000 MLA 2014. travel scholarship. She will be able to charge up to $1000 for airfare, hotel, and per diem to the NN/LM SE/A  for the MLA 2014 Annual Meeting in Chicago.

We want to thank everyone who submitted a story about your success. There were not as many submissions this year as in previous years, so feel free to give us suggestions on how we may promote medical libraries and medical librarians in our region.

Congratulations, Joan.  We’ll be seeing you in Chicago, IL!

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

Funded by the National Library of Medicine under contract HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland