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Grants of up to $1,500 to Wisconsin colleges and universities to promote campus-wide tobacco-use prevention efforts. Funding is intended for education and advocacy efforts that will result in the implementation of a tobacco-free campus policy. The goal of this program is to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke in the campus environment.
Projects are provided to educate campus communities that tobacco in all its forms is a threat, and to assist campuses with their tobacco-free campus efforts or to maintain their policy awareness. The SPARK project’s purpose is to support advocacy and education efforts for adoption and implementation of a 100% tobacco-free campus. The policy should be campus-wide, including all university-owned property buildings and vehicles, both indoors and outdoors, and applicable for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
In order to create a solid foundation for a tobacco-free campus movement, grantees are required to address these topics:
- SPARK Taskforce: The Taskforce will spearhead SPARK project activities and build a coalition that has broad representation on campus.
- Education Around Tobacco, Health Equity & Tobacco-Related Disparities: Appropriate and relevant messaging is key to building and sustaining the tobacco-free campus movement.
- Participate in ONE additional tobacco education/tobacco-free campus activity per semester
- Participate in SPARK Networking Call, Campus Summit and One on One Meetings/Calls
- Communicate/Meet with local and state leaders
- Completed SPARK workplan
Project funds can be used for:
- Stipends (student, staff, intern) payment of individual
- Surveys (participant raffle prize, handouts with survey link)
- Educational materials (handouts for students/faculty fairs, posters, and informational sheets)
- Promotional items for tabling or outreach/educational activities
- Events (refreshments, venue)
- SPARK meetings (food, supplies, travel)
- Signage (tobacco-free campus)
- Printing of SPARK branded materials
More information about the requirements can be found at: https://www.lung.org/assets/spark-project-guidelines-2019-2020.pdf#page=3.
Estimated Size of Grant:
The project period is August 19, 2019 - May 31, 2020.
Submit all documents together, via email or mail to:
American Lung Association
13100 West Lisbon Road, Suite 700
Brookfield, WI 53005-2508
To learn more about the SPARK Project and/or partnering with SPARK:
Coordinator, Health Promotions
American Lung Association in Wisconsin