Tobacco-Free College Program

Posted by Truth Initiative on September 3, 2018

Truth Initiative Accepting Applications for Tobacco-Free College Program

Truth Initiative is America’s largest nonprofit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past.

To that end, the organization is accepting applications to its Tobacco-Free College Program from community colleges and minority-serving institutions interested in adopting, implementing, and promoting a 100 percent tobacco-free policy.

Grants of up to $20,000 over seventeen months will be awarded to programs that address the development of a college task force with broad campus representation, including students, staff, faculty, and administrators; assess tobacco-related issues, including behavior, attitudes, and support among students, faculty, and staff; educate and engage the campus community and decision-makers on the need for and benefits of a 100 percent smoke-free or tobacco-free campus; identify a plan to address tobacco treatment for those students, faculty, and staff who are interested in quitting; and develop a policy recommendation for a 100 percent smoke-free or 100 percent tobacco-free policy to present to key decision makers. Recipients also will receive technical assistance through webinars, learning communities, and consultations.

To be eligible, applicants must be a minority-serving institution of higher education or public community college in the United States, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory (American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands).

See the Truth Initiative website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Deadline: September 13, 2018

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