Funding Opportunity From NLM: Disaster Health Information Outreach And Collaboration Projects 2012
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for small 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 health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, prehospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other local, regional, or state agencies with disaster health responsibilities; hospitals; faith-based and voluntary organizations active in disaster; and others.
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. Summaries of the seven project funded for 2011-2012 can be viewed at: http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2011disasteroutreachawards.html.
Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.
The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 2pm Eastern Time. Proposals are limited to six pages plus supplemental materials such as resumes, letters of support, and a budget.
The Request for Proposals (RFP) for this requirement has been split into two solicitations; one Partial Small Business Set-Aside (RFP No.: NIHLM2012411) and; one Full and Open (RFP No.: NIHLM2012412). The solicitation notices are on FedBizOpps.gov as follows:
Partial Small Business Set-Aside: https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=ad2bb9b6b067a1b0cb704070dbcc4f13&tab=core&_cview=0
For more information and instructions about the Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2012, please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2012disasteroutreachrfp.html.
The National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site – http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov – to learn more about disaster-related health information from WISER (hazardous material information for emergency responders), REMM-Radiation Emergency Medical Management, CHEMM-Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management, and other resources.