NNLM All of Us Community Awards


Period of Performance
November 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Number of Awards Available
minimum of 5
Application Deadline
August 26, 2022, 11:59 pm EDT
Additional Funding Information

The award is up to $30,000. The total budget, including both direct and indirect costs, may not exceed this amount. Applicants are not required to budget for the maximum amount.

All sub-awards are cost reimbursement and are issued to the organization, not individuals. Only expenses incurred and invoiced within the performance period are eligible for reimbursement.

All recipients must successfully complete required financial paperwork University of Iowa to receive funds. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete this paperwork as soon as their application is submitted to ensure timely project initiation, if awarded. Instructions on how to complete financial requirements can be found in the Application Guide.

Description of Award

The NNLM All of Us Program Center (NAPC) Community Awards will provide funding to community-serving libraries and organizations to meet the following goals: 

  • Further individual and communities’ knowledge of and/or skills related to health literacy, digital literacy, and/or understanding of clinical medical research.
  • Build and strengthen partnerships with communities who are underrepresented in biomedical research (UBR Definitions (PDF, 29.3 KB))
  • Raise awareness of All of Us, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) precision medicine research program and interact with All of Us partner organizations.
  • Increase awareness and use of NNLM All of Us learning activities, National Library of Medicine (NLM), and other trustworthy health information resources for individuals to make informed decisions about their health and wellness.

More project ideas, grant-writing resources, example application materials, and funding requirement details can be found in the full Application Guide (PDF, 1.1 MB).

Learn more about the award on the NNLM All of Us Program Center website.

The NAPC hosted an informational webinar on July 20, 2022. Recording and Slides are available.

All award-related questions can be submitted to LIB-NAPCengage@uiowa.edu with the subject line “NAPC Community Award Application.”


This award is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number U24LM014070 with the University of Iowa, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public's health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data.

The All of Us Research Program is supported and overseen by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and aims to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us. To do that, the program is asking one million or more people to share health information to build one of the most diverse health databases and help researchers learn how lifestyle, biology, and environment affect health.

Learn more about All of Us at JoinAllofUs.org/nlm or JoinAllofUs.org/bnm.

The NNLM All of Us Program Center (NAPC) is a partnership between NNLM and All of Us to provide innovative and engaging activities to public libraries and community organizations. NLM and NNLM aim to improve the public’s access to health information and provide awareness about the All of Us Research Program to communities that are underrepresented in biomedical research by partnering with libraries across the United States. Explore the NAPC's offerings at allofus.nnlm.gov

  • Current NNLM Member
  • Community-serving organization or partnering with a community-serving organization
  • Based in the United States and/or U.S. Territories.
  • Proposed project activities cannot already be receiving All of Us funds

We strongly encourage first-time NNLM award applicants and new NNLM members to apply.

Application Instructions

Online Application Overview

Download and review the Application Guide for detailed instructions on how to prepare a strong project and application.

A complete application will include:

Applicants will prepare all materials and submit them through the Online Submission Form by the August 26, 2022 for full consideration. Questions and issues can be sent to LIB-NAPCengage@uiowa.edu.


When submitting your application, you must agree to meet the following requirements, if funding is offered:

  • Work with your NAPC liaisons to ensure your project addresses all award goals, including promoting digital, health, and/or research literacy knowledge and skills; building community partnerships; promoting All of Us; and promoting NLM and NNLM health information resources.
  • Attend the following meetings
    • Award Kick-Off Webinar
    • At least 3 one-on-one meetings with liaison (introduction, mid-point check-in, wrap up)
  • Submit the following reporting
    • Activity tracker, 1 record for each funded event
    • Monthly progress updates
    • Final retrospective
    • Complete other NNLM reporting as they apply
  • Complete the following evaluations
    • Distribute standard All of Us surveys for public events or staff trainings as they apply
    • Share evaluation data and created evaluation tools with the NAPC
  • Follow NLM and NIH policies

In-depth descriptions of requirements can be found in the Application Guide.

Proposal Submission

You will need to submit your application online through the Online Submission Form.

Additional Information

508 Compliance

Section 508 requires that all website content be accessible to people with disabilities. This applies to web applications, web pages and all attached files on the intranet, as well as, internet. The National Library of Medicine is a part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Recipients of National Library of Medicine funding through the NNLM must meet all requirements under Section 508. Information on 508 Compliance.

Reporting Requirements

The following reports are required for NNLM subawardees. All reports will be submitted through the NNLM Data Reporting System (DRS).

  • Within the first five days of the month following an activity or exhibit, subawardees are required to submit an Activity Report, including participant data.
  • Subawardees are required to submit a Final Report within 30 days after completing a project or period of performance.
  • If technology is purchased or provided as part of the project, subawardees are required to submit a Technology Report.
  • If funds are included for librarian professional development as part of the project, subawardees are required to submit a Professional Development Report within 30 days after completing the professional development.

The following may be required, depending on the project:

  • If training is provided to librarians as part of the project, subawardees can utilize the NNLM Training Evaluation Form to collect and share feedback on their training activities with NNLM
  • If programming is provided to patrons or community members, subawardees can utilize Project Outcome resources from the Public Library Association to collect and share feedback on their program activities with NNLM.
NIH Public Access Policy

Recipients of NNLM funding are required to deposit any peer-reviewed manuscript upon acceptance for publication in PubMed Central in accordance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

Data Sharing and Development of Training Materials

To facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and information associated with the NNLM Cooperative Agreement Award, all subawardees are required to share any data or training material resulting from funding. This information must be submitted to the following collection sites as applicable:

  • Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) website;
  • Other websites specifically designated by the NLM as part of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (considering changes in the project and data repositories required to maintain sharing within the Network).

In addition, recipients of funding are expected to use or adapt existing training materials before developing new materials. Consult with your RML/Office and the NNLM Training Office (NTO) prior to developing materials.

Publication and Copyrighting

Per Section 8.2.1. - Right in Data (Publication and Copyrighting) of the NIH Grants Policy Statement. The NIH must be given a royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable license for the Federal government to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use any materials developed as a result of funding and to authorize others to do so for Federal purposes, i.e. the ongoing development of the Network of the National Library of Medicine. Data developed by a subawardees/consortium participants and consultants are also subject to this policy.

NIH Acknowledgement

Any resources developed with project funds must include an acknowledgment of NIH grant support and a disclaimer. Please consult with your RML/Office for the specific acknowledgement statement to be used for your project award.

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