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Funding Opportunity: AIDS Community Information Outreach Project

The Specialized Information Services division of the National Library of Medicine is soliciting quotations from libraries, community-based organizations and other organizations to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information by patients, the affected community and their caregivers. Projects should focus on providing information or access in a way meaningful to the community.

Two categories of funding are available:

  1. Standard Awards are funded up to $50,000 and require a full detailed proposal.
  2. Express Awards, funded up to $10,000, require a simplified proposal.

Awards can be made for a new project or for the continuation or expansion of previously funded projects. Projects must involve one or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information Retrieval
  • Skills Development
  • State of the art resources
  • Resource development
  • Document access

Emphasis is placed on the following types of organizations or consortia for developing these programs:

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

Deadline for award submissions is: June 18, 2007

Previously funded projects in the South Central Region include:

“Project St. Hope: An HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project” (Houston Academy of Medicine – Texas Medical Center Library)
The collaborative project was designed to facilitate access to electronic HIV/AIDS information resources. Project funds were used to purchase computer equipment and provide training to staff members of the St. Hope Foundation.

“AIDS InfoNet” (University of New Mexico School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine)
The New Mexico AIDS InfoNet is an on-line HIV/AIDS information resource, providing fact sheets on treatment and related information in non-technical language, in both English and Spanish.

For more information on the AIDS Community Information Outreach grant program:

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