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New Funding Opportunity: Community Preparedness Day Awards

NN/LM PNR is currently accepting applications for Community Preparedness Day Awards. The purpose of the Community Preparedness Day Award is to assist libraries in becoming active partners in the community’s emergency preparedness, response and recovery planning activities. Participation in Community Preparedness Day projects will help make libraries part of a the nationwide effort to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, through its “Ready America” campaign, highlights the importance of emergency preparedness and promotes individual involvement through events and activities across the country.

The goals of Community Preparedness Day are to:

  • Encourage, strengthen and/or expand library partnerships with first responders and community emergency management personnel.
  • Provide access to emergency management information tools and resources for families or other target populations.
  • Integrate and involve libraries in emergency preparedness, response and recovery planning.
  • Promote and publicize the roles libraries, faith, or community organizations can play in emergency preparedness.
  • Strengthen and expand medical and public library partnerships.

Projects must be completed by April 30, 2011. Three (3) awards of up to $5,000 each will be funded. September is National Preparedness Month, so project participants may want to consider planning their project activities to coincide with other National Preparedness Month events.

For more information and to access the application, go to the full announcement on NN/LM PNR’s web site.

Questions? Contact:

Gail Kouame, Consumer Health Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region
University of Washington
Box 357155
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 1-800-338-7657 (in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington) or 206-221-3449
Fax: 206-543-2469

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