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Regional Rural Initiative to Reduce Tobacco-Related Disparities in California

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

California Department of Public Health
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 13, 2018
Application: Aug 15, 2018

Submit questions by email through July 16, 2018. Answers will be posted to the program website on July 23, 2018.


This program provides funding to implement and evaluate evidenced-based health promotion and health communication activities that are designed to reduce tobacco and nicotine use, tobacco-related disease rates, tobacco-related health disparities, as well as develop a stronger evidence base of effective tobacco use prevention and reduction programs with the goal of reducing tobacco-related disparities among rural communities of California.

Funded projects will prevent and reduce tobacco use and:

  • Demonstrate community support for the grant
  • Design the grant to coordinate with other local health programs, school-based programs, or voluntary health organizations
  • Use and enhance existing services
  • Serve a priority population at high risk of starting tobacco use or developing tobacco-related illnesses
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role community norms have in influencing behavior change regarding tobacco use
  • Indicate innovative or promising approaches that can be replicated by others

Priority populations include:

  • African Americans, American Indian and Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, Asian American men, and Latinos
  • People of low socioeconomic status
  • People with limited education, including high school non-completers
  • Sexual and gender minorities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people
  • Rural residents
  • Current members of the military and veterans
  • Individuals employed in jobs or occupations not covered by smoke-free workplace laws
  • People with substance use disorders or behavioral health issues
  • People with disabilities
  • School-age youth

Eligible applicants are California public or private nonprofit entities, including but not limited to:

  • Local health departments
  • Hospitals
  • Community clinics
  • Voluntary health organizations
  • Colleges and universities
  • County offices of education
  • School districts
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Professional health associations
  • Professional health education associations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

5 regional initiatives will be funded. Award amounts and a description of each region are provided in the application instructions.

Application process

Submit a letter of intent through the online system by July 13, 2018. Submit complete applications through the same system by August 13, 2018.

Tagged as
African Americans · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Asian and Pacific Islanders · Children and youth · Health disparities · Hispanics and Latinos · LGBT · Men · Minorities · People with disabilities · Poverty · Schools · Tobacco use · Veterans · California

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