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KATE FLEWELLING, MLIS OUTREACH COORDINATOR, NATIONAL NETWORK OF LIBRARIES OF MEDICINE, MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION Bridges Cost Money: Finding Grant Opportunities.

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1 KATE FLEWELLING, MLIS OUTREACH COORDINATOR, NATIONAL NETWORK OF LIBRARIES OF MEDICINE, MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION Bridges Cost Money: Finding Grant Opportunities

2 National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Mission Provide health professionals and the general public with equal access to biomedical information Coordinated by the National Library of Medicine 8 Regional Offices Support Network members to achieve NN/LM mission 5-year contracts

3 Who can become Network Members? Any library, information center or other organization providing health information Membership is free! Resource Libraries Other Libraries Academic, community college, public, hospital, K-12 Community and Faith-Based Organizations Public Health Departments Health Organizations (such as Critical Access Hospitals!)

4 Benefits of Membership Training and educational opportunities Handouts on Materials Networking opportunities Funding opportunities If your organization provides health information services become a member at:

5 National Library of Medicine Part of the National Institutes of Health, NLM is the provider of PubMed.gov, MedlinePlus.gov, and many other health information resources

6 Ten Common Mistakes

7 Common Mistakes 1. Poor writing 2. No project planning 3. Inaccurate costs 4. Typos 5. Buzzwords 6. Budget Narrative 7. Last minute writing 8. Assuming reviewers are experts 9. Ignoring instructions 10. Idea purpose of award

8 Locating Funding

9 The Lingo RFP: Request for Proposals RFA: Request for Applications CFA: Call for Applications Letter of intent Letter of application

10 Love Connection What types of projects is the funder interested in? Look for buzzwords or phrases: Program Areas Initiatives Scope

11 Who are the Funders? Government (Federal, State and Local) Foundations Private Foundations Corporate Foundations Community Foundations Associations Small Businesses

12 Finding the Funders Government Funding National Network of Libraries of Medicine National Library of Medicine Grants.gov Foundation Center Foundations and corporate giving Network of local cooperating collections

13 National Network of Libraries of Medicine nnlm.gov

14 What we fund in Middle Atlantic Region Outreach to Consumers Outreach to Health Professionals Technology Medical Library Projects Professional Development (on-going) Exhibits (on-going) Instruction (on-going)

15 National Library of Medicine Research Outreach Training/Career Development

16 Outreach Projects HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Disaster Information Collaboration

17 Grants.gov Search by: Keyword Category Agency Eligibility Note: not all federal funding is grants subscribe to agency of interests list serv/feeds for other opportunities.

18 Foundation Center Search for foundations by name and state See tax documents Advice for Grant Seekers Proposal Writing Short Course: Cooperating Collections 470 nationwide Access to Foundation Directory Online and other resources Staffed

19 Cooperating Collections

20 Listings of Funding Sources National Network of Libraries of Medicine regional notices Bringing Health Information to the Community (BHIC): Rural Assistance Center: Partners in Information Access: State extensions

21 Finding funding tips Pick funders that fund projects/institutions like yours. Check: Program areas Requirements Due dates Eligibility Use the Foundation Centers prospect worksheets to evaluate potential funders: Subscribe to potential funders list servs/feeds to hear about funding opportunities.

22 QUESTIONS? Image source: Flickr user Luis Mazier

23 Thank You! This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. Kate Flewelling, MLIS National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region


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