Truth Initiative is America’s largest nonprofit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past.
To that end, the organization is accepting applications for its 2017 Tobacco-Free College Program for community colleges and minority-serving institutions, which provides funding and technical assistance to help minority serving institutions and community colleges promote, adopt, and implement a 100 percent tobacco-free college policy.
Grants of up to $20,000 over seventeen months will be awarded to support programs that address the development of a college taskforce with broad representation of the campus, including students, staff, faculty, and administration; assess tobacco-related issues including behavior, attitudes, and support among students, faculty, and staff; educate and engage the campus community and decision-makers on the need for and benefits of a 100 percent smoke-free or tobacco-free campus; identify a plan to address tobacco treatment for those students, faculty, and staff who are interested in quitting; and develop a policy recommendation for a 100 percent smoke-free or 100 percent tobacco-free policy to present to key decision makers. Recipients will also receive technical assistance through webinars, learning communities, and consultations.
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