All of Us Community Award for Digital Information Access
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All of Us
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Funding

Period of Performance
November 1, 2021 - April 1, 2022
Amount
$40,000
Number of Awards Available
minimum of 4
Application Deadline
October 15, 2021, 11:59 pm EDT
Additional Funding Information

All sub-awards are cost reimbursement and are issued to the organization, not the individual. Line-item invoices must be submitted for reimbursement of expenditures. The final day to use funds is April 1, 2022.

Description of Award

This award will support NNLM members to broaden online health information access in their community through technology and programs. Projects will increase community skills in health literacy, digital literacy, and/or public understanding of clinical research.

All information about the award, funding pathways, and application process can be found on the NNLM All of Us website.

To submit your application materials, access the Online Submission Form.

Background/Purpose

The NNLM All of Us Community Awards will provide funding to public library and community-based organization programs to meet the following goals:

  • Further individual and communities' health and health literacy, digital literacy, and/or public understanding of clinical research.
  • Build and strengthen partnerships with communities who are underrepresented in biomedical research (UBR) (Descriptions (PDF, 143.97 KB)).
  • Raise awareness of All of Us, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) precision medicine research program.
  • Increase awareness and use of NNLM All of Us learning activities and National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other trustworthy health information resources to inform personal health and wellness decisions.
Potential Project Ideas
  • Purchase loanable technology (hotspots, laptops, etc.)
  • Digital Literacy programs
  • Grab and go technology kits
  • Mobile/pop-up programs in the community
  • and more!

For more ideas, check out our funding page on the NNLM All of Us website.

Eligibility
  • An NNLM member. Not yet a member? Sign up for free!
  • A community-serving organization (public libraries, community-based organization, etc.) or a partner with a community-serving organization for the project.
  • Based in the United States and/or U.S. Territories.

Application Instructions

Online Application Overview

Please read the Application Guide on the NNLM All of Us website for more information about the award, funding requirements, and application materials.

  1. Download the Application Guide
  2. Download the Application Template
  3. Complete the online submission form

A complete application will include:

Application Review and Scoring Criteria

Applications are due October 15, 2021. The following week, reviewers will score applications using our Evaluation Rubric (PDF, 64 KB). High quality proposals will clearly:

  • Align with NNLM, All of Us, and CEC Community Award goals.
  • Demonstrate evidence of need for the project in your community.
  • Facilitate meaningful engagement and partnerships with UBR communities in your area.
  • Outline a feasible work plan to ensure project’s success.

Award decisions will be sent to applicants by email the week of October 25th. Formal email communication from the CEC will come from: lib-nnlmallofus@uiowa.edu.

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