Deadline: February 10, 2014
Eligibility: Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations (include as an appendix proof of nonprofit status with the Internal Revenue Service) and local government agencies in the State of New York including but not limited to: local government and public health agencies, health care systems, primary care networks, academic institutions, youth-focused agencies, community-based organizations, volunteer associations and professional associations, with experience and expertise in organizing community members and youth organizations to advance public health policy and in mobilizing communities to address tobacco use.Agency: NYS Dept. of Health
Grant ID: RFA # 1308140158Summary: The New York State Department of Health Bureau of Tobacco Control (BTC) seeks applications from organizations that will foster environments supportive of policies that reinforce the tobacco-free norm in communities throughout New York State. This approach to chronic disease prevention utilizes a community-based strategy which includes community education, community mobilization, government policy maker education and advocacy with organizational decision makers in order to create local environments that demand policy change. The efforts of these Tobacco-Free Community contractors will support the prevention and reduction of tobacco use through the development and reinforcement of a tobacco-free norm throughout communities across New York State through youth action and community engagement.