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in Eligible Areas for Projects to Improve Health

Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition Program

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Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) - Office of Tobacco Control (OTC)

Deadline Date:

05/28/21 5:00 PM CST


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Grants to Mississippi nonprofit organizations, coalitions, local government agencies, schools, and municipalities for projects to improve health in eligible regions. Funding is intended for local programming, awareness, communications, advocacy and policy, and cessation activities related to tobacco usage. For a list of target areas and counties, see:

The Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition program is comprised of community-based coalitions that address preventing the initiation of tobacco use among youth, reducing exposure to secondhand smoke, promoting tobacco cessation services, and eliminating tobacco-related disparities.

The MSDH Office of Tobacco Control is requesting proposals from qualified organizations for the development and implementation of the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition program in targeted areas. It is the intent of the OTC to fund a single, discrete, local entity in the targeted areas to build the capacity of the state to implement tobacco control activities. The applicant should be recognized as a local community-based organization in the area to be served. Applicants can apply for a maximum of three areas within the state of Mississippi.

The organization must submit a disclosure of current or past affiliations or contractual relationships with tobacco companies, owners, affiliates, subsidiaries, holding companies, or companies involved in any way with the production, processing, distribution, promotion, sale, or use of tobacco. The successful applicant will be required to not participate in a relationship with tobacco companies during the contract term with MSDH.

For additional information about the scope of the project and program requirements, begin here:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188289

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding amounts are not to exceed $76,000 per targeted area.

Term of Contract:

The project period is July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals will be accepted from private, non-profit organizations, existing coalitions, and public or local government agencies (schools, municipalities and their subunits, etc.).

The organization must have sufficient financial resources available to meet program deadlines without advance payment from MSDH.

Successful applicants cannot participate in any relationship with tobacco or e-cigarette companies during the contractual term with MSDH.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, May 28, 2021.

Please direct questions regarding this funding opportunity to Vickie Perry via e-mail during the week of Monday, May 3, 2021 - Friday, May 7, 2021.

The organization must have sufficient financial resources available to meet program deadlines without advance payment from MSDH (MSDH will reimburse for services and materials upon delivery and receipt of monthly itemized invoices).

Contact Information:

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

Direct questions to:
Vickie Perry
Telephone: 601-991-6056
Fax: 601-956-4981

Mail application to:
Vickie Perry
Office of Tobacco Control
Mississippi State Department of Health
805 S. Wheatley Street, Suite #400-A
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157

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