Grant Opportunities from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Posted on behalf of our colleagues at the NNLM South Central Regional Office.

The NNLM South Central Regional Office is announcing three new awards for Public Libraries this week. These awards are intended to help public libraries support the health information needs of their communities.

PLA 2020 Professional Development Award

The All of Us Community Engagement Program is providing funding for public librarians to attend the Public Library Association Conference in Nashville, TN, on February 25 – 29, 2020. This is a cost-reimbursement award for up to $2,000. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 13, 2019, at 6 pm CT.

Health Information Kiosk Award

The Health Information Kiosk is a technology award for a preconfigured kiosk programmed with evidence-based consumer health & wellness resources. KioskPro client software is installed so patrons access pre-selected, evidence-based consumer health information resources. All updates will be managed remotely. The deadline to apply is Friday, November 15, 2019, at 6 pm CT.

Health Program Kits

Libraries can create program kits that can be used for circulation purposes or in direct support of existing health programs. Libraries may purchase multiple program kits as long as it doesn’t exceed $5,000. This is a cost-reimbursement award for up to $5,000. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 6 pm CT.

Other resources from NNLM SCR

October is Health Literacy Month! Help your patrons navigate health information with these resources:

  • NNLM Reading Club – each title is designed to help patrons make informed choices about finding a compatible health provider, choosing health insurance coverage, or understanding medical terms
  • The Game of Health – This game was developed to provide public libraries with a fun interactive game to introduce patrons to trusted health information resources. Health care is a team effort, and the best way to get the best care possible is to be an active member of your health care team. Patrons will go through five steps of the game to learn ways to prepare, engage, and research health-related information.
    • To request a free copy of The Game of Health from your participating NNLM Regional Medical Library, complete the online application form.

For more information on grants and resourcesprovided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, visit:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.