Request for Proposals

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects

The National Library of Medicine® (NLM) is pleased to announce the 2021 solicitation of proposals 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 of the following information access categories:

  • Information Retrieval
  • Skills Development
  • Resource Development and Dissemination
  • PrEP Navigator Resource Development and Dissemination

Emphasis will be placed upon small businesses and the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these projects:

  • Community-based organizations (CBO) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services to the affected community. This encompasses both individual groups wishing to enhance their own services, as well as several cooperating for the purpose of this project;
  • Public Libraries wishing to serve their communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve the public health in the area of HIV/AIDS-related services;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services to the affected community and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project. At least one of the organizations managing the project must be a community-based organization, library or department of public health.

The solicitation for the 2021 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project (ACIOP) is posted on the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) website.

Awards are offered for up to $25,000.

Deadline for proposal submission is December 28, 2020 2:00 PM ET.

Primary Point of Contact

Angela Hawn

ORAU Procurement Section Manager

865-399-0688 (cell)

 Please refer to the ACIOP Web site ( for notices, updates, and modifications to the ACIOP 2021 RFP.

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