Funding Solicitation - Improve Access to HIV-Related Health Information

Content From: Andrew Plumer, MLA, Outreach Librarian, Specialized Information Services, National Library of MedicinePublished: June 02, 20142 min read


The National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health, plays a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice.

The NLM is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.

Projects must involve one or more of the following information access categories:
  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.
Emphasis is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:
  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.
Awards are offered for up to $40,000.Quotations are due to NLM on Friday, July 11, 2014.

The solicitation for the 2014 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

Full and Open:

Small Businesses can apply to a specific set-aside: Point of Contact:Elena Leon, Contract Specialistchaparre@mail.nlm.nih.govPhone: 301.435.4394; Fax: 301.402.8169

Secondary Point of Contact:Robin Hope, Branch Chief, Contracting OfficerRobin.Hope@nih.govPhone: 301.496.6546; Fax: 301.402.8169

Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2014 RFQ.