Small Grants Program to Reduce Tobacco Use

Posted by on January 10, 2003

[RFP Bulletin]

American Legacy Foundation Offers Small Grants Program to Reduce Tobacco Use – Deadline: Rolling

Created as a result of the settlement of the multi-state lawsuit against tobacco companies, the American Legacy Foundation (Legacy), is a nonprofit organization that works to reduce youth tobacco use, reduce exposure to second-hand smoke among all ages and populations, increase successful quit rate among all ages and populations, and reduce disparities in access to prevention and cessation services and in exposure to secondhand smoke on behalf of disadvantaged populations.

Legacy is currently funding unsolicited grants through its Small Innovative Grants Program. The program is designed to support projects that advance innovative, evidence-based solutions to remedy the harm caused by tobacco use in America.

The program awards renewable grants for up to $100,000 for the first year of funding. Grantees may apply for a second year of funding for up to 50 percent of the amount awarded in the first year. Grantees must provide a 1:1 cash match for second-year funding. A cash match is encouraged but not required for the first year of funding.

Under the Small Innovative Grants Program, Legacy will consider projects in most topic areas related to Legacy’s goals. Special consideration will be given to applications addressing: tobacco prevention, cessation, and education for 18 to 24 year olds; second-hand smoke education and policy; and projects targeting rural settings. (For projects related specifically to women and girls, see Legacy’s Circle of Friends — Women Unite to Be Smoke Free Small Grants Program.)

Legacy will not award a grant to any applicant that is in current receipt of any grant monies or in-kind contribution from any tobacco manufacturer, distributor, or other tobacco-related entity.

See the Legacy Web site for complete funding guidelines and to submit an online application.

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