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Funding Opportunities Now Available

NER announces the availability of subcontract and awards for 2009 through April 2010. More subcontract funding is available this year!
Network members can apply for funding for extended and short-term projects in support of outreach, technology improvement, and professional development. Proposals are also encouraged from community-based agencies and organizations working with providers and patients or other agencies seeking to conduct a health information project.There are two major categories of available funds: subcontracts and awards.

Subcontracts fund extended health information outreach projects that generally run from 12 to 18 months. Projects can target health care providers, public health workers, and/or consumers. The aim of outreach is to broaden access to health information to audiences not normally reached. Outreach projects should provide opportunities to feature and promote National Library of Medicine resources.

This year there are funds for one $40,000 subcontract and two $25,000 subcontracts.
Proposals are due September 25, 2009.
Awardees will be contacted on or before October 30, 2009.
Funded projects can begin their performance period after January 1, 2010.

The complete Request for Proposal (RFP) is available at

Proposals are accepted from Full or Affiliate members of the NN/LM NER. Successful projects include partnerships with other affiliate members, public health agencies, state, county and /or local public health agencies and community-based groups.


Awards are made for smaller-scale projects for outreach, library improvement, and professional development for health care providers, public health professionals, and consumers.

Community Engagement Awards support short-term outreach projects for advancing health information.
Course Development Awards support the development of instructional programs.
Exhibits Awards are for members’ participation at venues that promote health information resources.
Technology Awareness Program Awards fund learning programs for the application of technology in health information.
Internet Connectivity Awards fund the expanded access to health information needed in libraries and other settings.

There’s more information for both subcontracts and awards available at

Subcontracts and Awards provide opportunities for Network Members to enhance their services and raise their visibility throughout their community or institution.

Please contact Javier Crespo if you have any questions or want to talk about project possibilities you’ve been thinking about.

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