Community Award: Request for Proposals

Community Awards

Applications due August 26, 2022.

The NNLM All of Us Program Center 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 (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.

The NAPC Community Award will fund proposed projects from applicants that address the goals above. Projects may include activities such as programming, health fairs, loanable kits, technology acquisition and distribution, community science projects, and more.

More project ideas, grant-writing resources, example application materials, and NNLM, NLM, and All of Us resources can be found in the full Application Guide (PDF, 1.1 MB).

Award Details

  • Maximum award amount: $30,000
  • Number of awards available: up to 5


  • Current NNLM Members. Search the membership directory or join today.
  • Community-serving organizations or partnering with a community-serving organization(s).
  • 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.

Important Dates

  • Informational webinar: July 20, 2022 at 11a CT/12p ET (Register)
  • Application deadline: August 26, 2022
  • Funding decisions sent by: Week of September 5th
  • Project performance period: November 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023
  • Final reports and invoices due: April 30, 2023

How to Apply

Download and review the Application Guide (PDF, 1.1 MB) for detailed instructions on how to prepare a strong project proposal. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the entire guide prior to starting your application.

A complete application will include:

Application materials must be submitted through the Online Submission Form.


Applications must be submitted by August 26, 2022 at 11:59PM in your time zone for full consideration. Our office will be open that day until 5pm Eastern Time.

Application Review and Scoring Criteria

Reviewers will score applications based on the Community Award Evaluation Rubric. A preview of evaluation criteria can be found in the Application Guide.

Strong project proposals will:

  • Align with NNLM, All of Us, and NAPC Community Award goals.
  • Demonstrate evidence of need for the project in your community.
  • Demonstrate committed partnerships with UBR communities in your area.
  • Outline a feasible work plan to ensure project’s success.

Award decisions will be sent to applicants by email and publicized via NAPC public communication channels. Formal email communication from the NAPC will come from:

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Funding Requirements

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 technical assistance sessions
    • 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 or training
    • 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 funding policies regarding COVID-19 Health and Safety, Communications, 508 compliance, public access, and human subjects research

More information about funding requirements can be found in the Application Guide.


NAPC staff are available for consultation and training on NLM, NNLM, and All of Us resources and project ideas. All award-related questions can be submitted to with the subject line “NAPC Community Award Application.”

Join us on July 20, 2022 at 11a CT/12p ET for an informational webinar about the award, the application process, and best practices for writing a successful proposal. Register today.

About Us

To learn more about the Network of the National Library of Medicine, check out To learn more about the All of Us Research Program, check out their website at (English) or (Spanish).

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 the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

This page was last updated on: 07/18/22 14:26