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Truth Initiative Tobacco/Vape-Free College Program

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Truth Initiative
Oct 12, 2023

Vera Kuma


Truth Initiative will provide grants and technical assistance for colleges and universities, including minority-serving institutions, to support the adoption and implementation of a 100% tobacco/vape-free college-wide policy by June, 2025. Colleges that were early adopters of 100% smoke or tobacco-free policies may also apply to include e-cigarettes.

Activities must engage and mobilize the student population and create support among faculty, staff, and administration.


Eligible applicants are colleges and universities in the U.S., the District of Columbia, and five US territories which signed the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands). Minority serving institutions (including Tribal Colleges and Universities) are encouraged to apply.

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

Up to $20,000 for colleges that do not have a 100% tobacco and vape free policy.

Up to $10,000 for colleges that have a smoke and/or tobacco free policy, but need to strengthen the policy by adding e-cigarettes.

Grantees will also receive technical assistance through in-person training, webinars, and one-on-one consultations.

Application process

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

Tagged as
Tobacco use ยท Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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