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Tobacco-Free College Program for Community Colleges and Minority-Serving Institutions

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Truth Initiative
Oct 11, 2017

Kristen Tertzakian


This program provides funding and technical assistance to help minority serving institutions and community colleges promote, adopt, and implement a 100% tobacco-free college policy.

Proposals should address the 5 core elements:

  1. Development of a college taskforce with broad representation of the campus including students, staff, faculty, and administration.
  2. Assess tobacco-related issues including behavior, attitudes, and support among students, faculty, and staff.
  3. Educate and engage the campus community and decision-makers on the need for and benefits of a 100% smoke-free or tobacco-free campus.
  4. Identify a plan to address tobacco treatment for those students, faculty, and staff who are interested in quitting.
  5. Develop a policy recommendation for a 100% smoke-free or 100% tobacco-free policy to present to key decision makers.

Eligible applicants are minority-serving institutions of higher education and public community colleges in the United States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands). Definitions of eligible applicants are provided in the application instructions.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Up to $20,000 for a 17 month project period.

Recipients will also receive technical assistance through webinars, learning communities, and consultations.

Application process

Links to the application instructions and online application system are available on the program website.

Applicant webinars:
Conference Number: 866.499.6378
Participant Code: 463 762 4614#

Tagged as
Minorities · Tobacco use · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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