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COVID-19 Health Information Outreach Award

Grants to USA IHEs, Faith-Based Organizations, CBOs, Hospitals, Schools,
Agencies, and Libraries in Multiple States for Coronavirus Awareness

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)

Deadline Date:

01/11/21 4:00 PM CT

Description:

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Grants to USA IHEs, faith and community based organizations, hospitals, schools, agencies, and libraries in multiple states to provide information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) heath crisis. Funding is intended for programs and projects to provide relevant data to clients, health workers and educators, librarians and help them make informed health care decisions relating to the Coronavirus. States served by the NNLM SEA include Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The purpose of the COVID-19 Health Information Outreach Award is to enable organizations to develop and offer programs that will increase access to and use of authoritative health information resources on that will impact health literacy and health information needs related to the COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 global pandemic in the SEA Region.

The award enables organizations to develop and offer programs, including pilot projects, that will impact health literacy and health information needs related to the COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 global pandemic in the SEA Region. This award will provide funds for libraries and other community organizations to offer health information and related programming to their patrons as we continue to move through a global pandemic.

 The proposal should be directed at ensuring patrons, healthcare consumers or trainers (for example: librarians, health educators, community health workers, etc.) are aware of and have access to, high quality electronic information resources to make informed health care decisions and manage mental health in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic. This also includes tools and training to manage information overload or combat misinformation.

Award Goals:
  • Improve health information access for patients, patrons, and the public, relating to COVID-19/SARS- CoV-2.
  • Provide access to health information in a way that is meaningful to the target population.
  • Increase awareness and utilization of NIH, NLM, and CDC as authoritative resources on COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2.
  • Provide training, teaching skills, or creating resources relating to COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2. Optional topics: combatting health misinformation or information overload.

A list of eligible projects and programs can be found on the URL for Full Text, see below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 193233

Number of Grants:

Number of Awards Available: 10

Estimated Size of Grant:

Amount: $18,975

Term of Contract:

Funding Period: Until Friday, April 30, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Network members in the NNLM SEA are eligible to apply. Network membership is free and open to institutions whose role includes providing access to authoritative health information. Visit NNLM to become a member. Public librarians, community-based and faith-based organizations are encouraged to apply.

Organization Type:
- Academic Institution
- Association
- Clinic/Other Health Care
- Community Based
- Community College
- Faith-based
- Government Agency
- Health Sciences Library
- HIV/AIDS Services
- Hospital
- K-12
- Public Library
- Public Health Organization

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: Monday, January 11, 2020 - 4:00 pm

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:
https://nnlm.gov/user

NNLM SEA Region
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
601 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1512
(410) 706-2855
Email: HSHSL-NLMsea@hshsl.umaryland.edu

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Florida;   Georgia;   Maryland;   Mississippi;   North Carolina;   South Carolina;   Tennessee;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   West Virginia

USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)

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