Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Advancing Tobacco-Free Communities


Deadline:   February 10, 2014
Funding Amount:   Total funding anticipated for this initiative is $9,400,000 annually for up to 25 contracts over a projected 5 year period, pending available funds. Annual funding amounts are expected to range from $325,000 to $500,000 and are based on catchment area population.

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 # 1308140158
Summary:   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.
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