Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) - Office of Tobacco Control (OTC)
03/01/19 5:00 PM Central Standard Time Receipt
Grants to Mississippi nonprofits and businesses for programs to reduce tobacco use in at-risk secondary school youth. Funding is intended for programs taking place in secondary schools with high poverty rates, minority populations, rural populations, or significant homeless populations.
The program is designed to 1) engage at-risk youth (grades 9th -12th) in tobacco prevention activities, 2) reduce at-risk youth’s access to tobacco products, and 3) increase at-risk youth’s exposure to effective anti-tobacco messaging.
MSDH OTC’s youth tobacco prevention program is a multi-component framework that addresses these three essential goals through mobilizing youth activists (Youth Engagement Pathway), promoting tobacco-free environments (Tobacco-free Community Pathway), and increasing youth’s affinity toward anti-tobacco branding and messaging (Brand Affinity Pathway).
Grant funds may only be used for:
- Staff salary(ies)
- Program-related travel
- Limited amount of equipment with prior MSDH OTC approval (i.e., program-related computer(s), printer, etc.)
- Other expenses directly related to program development and implementation
GrantWatch ID#: 185199
First-year program budget should not exceed $500,000.
The contract period for all proposals should begin July 1, 2019 and conclude June 30, 2020. All tobacco prevention activities should end March 31, 2020.
This is a 5-year program. Annual renewals will be based upon the availability of funds and quality of work.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Billy Rucker, Director of Youth Programs
Submit Proposals To:
Office of Tobacco Control
805 South Wheatley Street, Suite 400-A
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157