Minnesota Department of Health releases Tobacco-Free Communities Request for Proposals

11 Oct

The Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention and Control Unit announces the release of the 2012 Tobacco-Free Communities Request for Proposals. MDH is seeking applications to implement the Tobacco-Free Communities in Minnesota Grant Program for Local Grants and Statewide Technical Assistance and Training Grants.

The Tobacco-Free Communities in Minnesota Grant Program focuses on implementing local tobacco control policy, systems and environmental change efforts through a range of evidence-based strategies and statewide technical assistance and training to assist the grantees in their efforts.

The focus of the TFC RFP is to address tobacco-related disparities in Minnesota. Tobacco use and exposure rates are highest among specific populations in Minnesota. In an effort to address and reduce tobacco-related disparities, the targeted populations for the TFC RFP include but are not limited to: youth; young adults; populations of low socio-economic status (SES); racial and ethnic populations; the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population; and other at-risk or high risk populations.

This competitive application is open to eligible applicants. Interested organizations are asked to submit a Notice of Intent to apply for TFC grant funds by October 22, 2012. TFC applications are due to MDH on November 13, 2012.

The RFP can be found at:

MDH will be holding an in-person meeting to learn more about the American Indian Grant Program and the funding process on November 26, 2012. A future announcement will be sent out however please hold the date if you are interested in learning more about this funding opportunity.

Alcohol and Tobacco Control and Prevention Unit
Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives
Minnesota Department of Health

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