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Technology Improvement Project Award

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National Institutes of Health, Network of the National Library of Medicine, U.S. National Library of Medicine
Nov 4, 2022

The Technology Improvement Project Award provides funding for projects in the Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 1 to purchase technology and provide online resource training that will improve health, and digital equity to underserved communities impacted by the digital divide. Applicants are encouraged to partner with diverse organizations, including those that support state broadband initiatives or other digital equity efforts. All projects must include one or more of the National Library of Medicine resources.

Funds may be used to support the following activities:

  1. Purchase, installation, and upgrading of hardware or software
  2. Provide trainings that foster skills to find, retrieve, evaluate, interpret, utilize, and share reliable online health information and understand related issues such as personal privacy online and the stewardship of health information

Preference will be given to projects that reach underserved, minority and underrepresented communities including but not limited to:

  • Racial and ethnic minority populations
  • Sexual and gender minority populations
  • Populations reported below the federal poverty level
  • Populations with limited access to medical care
  • Populations with physical and/or mental disabilities
  • Soldiers, veterans and military families
  • Rural populations

Applicants must be a NLM Region 1 member in:

  • Delaware
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Membership is free and comes with a variety of benefits and responsibilities, as listed on the membership website.

Geographic coverage
Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $30,000
Project period: 1 year
Estimated number of awards: 1

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Health disparities · Health literacy · Health workforce education and training · Minorities · People with disabilities · Poverty · Technology for health and human services · Veterans · Delaware · Kentucky · Maryland · New Jersey · North Carolina · Pennsylvania · Virginia · West Virginia

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