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Hawaii Community Grants for Youth Electronic Smoking Device Prevention

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Hawaii Community Foundation
Jan 27, 2023

Tricia Mabellos

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The Hawaii Community Foundation provides grants for projects to prevent the use of Electronic Smoking Devices (ESDs) by Hawaii youth under the age of 18. A focus of the program is to reduce tobacco-related disparities in population groups in Hawaii with the highest prevalence rates for tobacco use, including Native Hawaiians, people with mental health and/or substance use challenges, LGBT communities, and populations with low socio-economic status.

Expectations of awardees include:

  • Hawaii youth gain skills to refuse experimentation and use of ESDs
  • Reduce the ESD "current use" prevalence rates for middle and high school youth below the 2019 rates
  • Raise awareness about the risks of youth ESD use among parents and adult relatives of under-18 youth and other adult influencers
  • Adapt the Stanford Toolkit instructional methods to the needs and circumstances of the youth to be served for maximum reach and impact
  • Engage with parents, family members and other adult influencers of youth in the communities served to use the Stanford Toolkit resources so that they can understand and support the reduction of youth ESD use in their families and communities
  • Establish partnerships or leverage existing partnerships with agencies serving youth in the same geographic area, including schools, in order to increase reach to more youth, as appropriate

Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that have a history of successful programmatic implementation with Hawaii youth under the age of 18.

Organizations that receive funding or in-kind support from organizations that manufacture or sell tobacco products or ESDs are not eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Expected awards will be $40,000 for a 1 year project period with the possibility of a one-year renewal.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Tagged as
Children and youth · Families · Health disparities · LGBTQI+ · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Poverty · Tobacco use · Hawaii

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