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Truth Initiative Accepting Applications for Tobacco-Free College Program

  • September 13, 2018

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 2018 Tobacco-Free College Program, which provides funding and technical assistance to help minority-serving institutions and community colleges adopt, implement, and promote 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 task force 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 also will receive technical assistance through webinars, learning communities, and consultations.

Eligible applicants include minority-serving institutions of higher education and public community colleges in the United States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.

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