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Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program

Grants to New Mexico Tribes and Native-Serving
Nonprofits for Smoking Cessation Programs

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State of New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (IAD)

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09/21/18 4:00 PM MST Receipt


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Grants of up to $30,000 to New Mexico Native American tribes, nations, pueblos, and Native-serving nonprofits for tobacco-use prevention programs. Funding is intended for tobacco-use prevention and cessation programs that educate about the harmful effects of commercial tobacco, while recognizing the ceremonial significance of tobacco.

Recognizing that each tribal community has individual needs, commercial tobacco prevention and cessation programs may be developed to uniquely address tobacco use and prevention, so long as they address the following goals:

- To promote cessation and prevention of commercial tobacco abuse in Native communities, with a special emphasis on Native youth; and
- To promote cultural awareness of the Native traditional and ceremonial use of tobacco as a means to strengthen cultural identity and resistance to commercial tobacco.

For both established and emerging tobacco cessation and prevention programs, the Department will utilize a competitive grant process. Applicants deemed most responsive to the criteria below will be awarded funding:
1) Best demonstrate a thorough understanding of the population to be served and their need for commercial tobacco prevention and cessation services;
2) Demonstrate an organized plan to implement a commercial tobacco prevention and/or cessation program that utilizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs and best meets the needs of the tribal community served;
3) Demonstrate a reasonable budget with sufficient justification of costs;
4) Demonstrate a favorable record of performance implementing commercial tobacco control programs and/or behavioral health programs; and
5) Provide a shared interest in the proposed program through supplemental financial support and/or in-kind contributions (for applicants in the established category only).

The Department has earmarked $50,000 of the available funds for emerging tobacco cessation and prevention programs supporting tribal communities. Emerging programs are defined as commercial tobacco cessation and prevention programs that have been established for less than 12 months or will be developed if funding is made available to the program.

Upon award, grantees will be required to fulfill the following deliverables:
- Attend and participate in the IAD Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program Kick-Off Meeting. For budget purposes, please estimate a six-hour training in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Attend and participate in the annual Tobacco Settlement Revenue Oversight Committee presentation. For budget purposes, please estimate a four-hour meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
- Participate in one site visit and bi-monthly progress calls with a program monitor from the Department. For budget purchases, please estimate one two-hour site visit at your program office, and four 30-minute progress calls with a program monitor.
- Submit quarterly reports detailing the progress and outcomes of the program.
- Submit quarterly Requests for Payment in compliance with the Department Form.
- Plan and participate in one activity to ensure the local community is aware of your program and the work you will accomplish (examples include a community newsletter, a community forum, trashcan mailers, social media announcements, or general meeting presentation)
- Attend and participate in the IAD Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program Close-Out Meeting. For budget purposes, please estimate one four-hour meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Completion of proposed performance measures as outlined in your program plan.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143874

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The Department will not make grant awards in excess of $30,000.

Term of Contract:

The period of performance is from the date of fully executed contract to June 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are made to New Mexico Pueblos, Tribes, and Nations, or Native-serving nonprofit organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

Notice of Funding Availability Schedule:
- Issue Notice of Funding Availability: August 23, 2018
- Deadline for receipt of questions: 12:00 PM on September 14, 2018
- Department response to questions: Within 48 hours of question submission
- Deadline for proposal submissions: 4:00 PM local time (MST) on September 21, 2018
- Proposal review: September 21, 2018 – September 26, 2018
- Department may contact proposals for clarification of response: September 21, 2018 – September 26, 2018
- Notice of Award: September 27, 2018 – October 1, 2018
- Awardee Scope of Work and Budget Submittal: October 8, 2018
- Initiate contract process: Upon receipt of Scope of Work and Budget

The Department may elect to participate in in-person interview with emerging programs before awarding funds.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Suzette Shije, Deputy Cabinet Secretary

Allie Moore

Please mail applications to:
New Mexico Indian Affairs Department
Attn: Acting Cabinet Secretary Suzette A. Shije
1220 S. St. Francis Drive, 2nd Floor
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

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