NNLM MCR Public Library Programming Project Award
Description of Award
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NNLM MCR), under a cooperative agreement grant with the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), announces the availability of the Public Library Programming Project Award.
The purpose of this award is to fund public library programming to increase the awareness of and education on health topics incorporating NLM and/or NNLM health information resources (e.g., MedlinePlus, Genetics Home Reference), relevant to their service community, with a particular focus on the public health priorities of their community and programs for underserved populations. Examples of programming projects include hosting a health fair, healthy cooking classes, mind/body programming (e.g., yoga, meditation), chronic illness self-management, and supporting health initiatives such as the All of Us Research Program. The NNLM MCR will fund five awards up to $1,500 each.
This award meets the Aims of the 2016-2021 cooperative agreement, specifically:
- Aim 3: Implement a process for announcing, reviewing, and making sub-awards to regional Network members to help achieve outreach, education, and technology goals.
The purpose of this award is to fund public library programming to increase the awareness of and education on health topics incorporating NLM and/or NNLM health information resources (e.g., MedlinePlus, Genetics Home Reference), relevant to their service community, with a particular focus on the public health priorities of their community and programs for underserved populations. Examples of programming projects include hosting a health fair, healthy cooking classes, mind/body programming (e.g., yoga, meditation), chronic illness self-management, and supporting health initiatives such as the All of Us Research Program.The NNLM MCR will fund five awards up to $1,500 each.
Examples of programming projects include:
- Hosting a health fair
- Healthy cooking classes
- Mind/body programming (e.g., yoga, meditation)
- Chronic illness self-management
- Supporting health initiatives such as the All of Us Research Program
Proposals must include a budget table or spreadsheet for the costs in each category. Include a narrative justification for budget items, explaining the purpose of each item in the project. See Appendix A of attatched PDF for a sample budget table, and consult with your institution to determine documentation required.
The budget estimate should be categorized by the following, as they apply:
- Direct Costs
- Total costs of project
Food, promotional items and furniture are not allowable expenses. Promotional items include, but are not limited to: clothing and commemorative items such as pens, mugs/cups, folders/folios, lanyards, and conference bags that are sometimes provided to visitors, employees, grantees, or conference attendees. Refer to the policy: http://www.hhs.gov/grants/contracts/contract-policies-regulations/spending-on-promotional-items/index.html. No more than 5% of funding can be used to purchase print materials (e.g., such as books, magazines, booklets, brochures).
Evaluation of Proposal
All proposals are reviewed by select NNLM MCR staff and a representative of the public library community. If the reviewers have questions about your proposal it may be returned for clarification and revision.
See Appendix B of the attached PDF for the criteria used to evaluation proposals. All applicants will be scored against these criteria and points assigned to each category. A fundable score is at least 75 points out of a possible 100 points.
Web-based resources developed for the project should strive to ensure accessibility to the greatest possible number of people by adhering to standards described in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, https://www.hhs.gov/web/section-508/index.html.
- Activity Reports: Activities held in support of project objectives must be submitted before the 5th day of each month following the end of the activity. Activities to report include training, presentations, and site visits.
- Final Reports: A final report of project activities, outcomes, and evaluation findings must be submitted within 30 calendar days upon completion of the award.
Recipients of NNLM funding are required to deposit any peer-reviewed manuscript upon acceptance for publication in PubMed Central in accordance with the NIH Public Access Policy (https://publicaccess.nih.gov/).
In order to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and information associated with the NNLM MCR Cooperative Agreement Award, all awardees are required to share any data or training material resulting from funding. This information must be submitted to the NNLM MCR Project Coordinator for potential distribution to sites like:
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) website (https://nnlm.gov/);
- Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education website (http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=412);
- Other sites specifically designated by the NLM as part of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
In addition, recipients of funding are expected to use or adapt existing training materials before developing new materials. Consult with NNLM MCR (https://nnlm.gov/mcr) and the NNLM Training Office (NTO) (https://nnlm.gov/nto/) prior to developing materials.
Per Section 8.2.1. - Right in Data (Publication and Copyrighting) of the NIH Grants Policy Statement (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps/html5/section_8/8.2_availability_of_research_results_publications__intellectual_property_rights__and_sharing_research_resources.htm#Rights), the NIH must be given a royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable license for the Federal government to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use any materials developed as a result of funding and to authorize others to do so for Federal purposes, i.e. the ongoing development of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Data developed by a subawardees/consortium participants and consultants are also subject to this policy.
Any resources developed with project funds must include an acknowledgment of NIH grant support and a disclaimer stating the following:
“Developed resources reported in this [publications, press releases, internet sites] are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”
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