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Outcomes Building Capacity to Reduce the Burden of Menthol and Other Flavored Commercial Tobacco Products in Communities that Experience Health Disparities

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.387
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 15, 2023
Application: Jul 6, 2023

For programmatic or technical questions:
Michon Mabry

For grants management or budget questions:
Stephanie Latham


This program will provide funding to advance health equity through strategic partnerships and community engagement by addressing disparities caused by menthol and other flavored tobacco product marketing and use.

Collaborations will:

  • Promote and support social, economic, and community change
  • Educate the public, community leaders, partners, and decision makers on policy, systems, and environmental changes that can prevent and reduce menthol tobacco use
  • Implement culturally appropriate interventions tailored for community needs
  • Use research, surveillance, and evaluation to measure progress made and inform public health action

Expected outcomes:

  • Increased participation, engagement, and mobilization among inclusive and diverse multi-level/ multi-sectoral partners in promoting social, economic, and community changes
  • Increased knowledge of the harms of menthol and other flavored tobacco use among youth and populations experiencing tobacco-related disparities and increased public support for evidence-based tobacco control interventions
  • Increased awareness of cessation services and coverage options among populations experiencing tobacco-related disparities
  • Increased equitable adoption, implementation, and enforcement of policies prohibiting the sale of menthol and other flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes

Applications from rural communities are encouraged.


Eligible applicants:

  • State, territory, county, city, township, and special district governments or their bona fide agents
  • Federally recognized native American tribal governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public, state controlled, and private institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • American Indian or Alaska native tribally designated organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations with and without 501(c)(3) status
  • For-profit organizations and small businesses
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $750,000 per year
Award floor: $300,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 8
Estimated total program funding: $20,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to by May 15, 2022.

Tagged as
Culture and cultural competency · Evaluation methods and resources · Health disparities · Networking and collaboration · Policy · Public health · Research methods and resources · Tobacco use

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