Truth Initiative: Tobacco-Free College ProgramDeadline: October 11, 2017
The Truth Initiative is a nonprofit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past. The Initiative’s Tobacco-Free College Program will provide grants to support efforts to engage and mobilize the student population and create support among faculty, staff, and administration with the goal of adopting and implementing a 100% smoke-free or 100% tobacco-free policy at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) or community colleges. The policy must be college-wide, affecting all campuses. The goal is to adopt a policy by June 2019. Grantees that adopt a policy early in the project year should focus efforts on policy implementation.
Amount: Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded. The project period is 17 months.
Eligibility: Applicants must be either a MSI or a public community college, such as: historically Black colleges or universities; Hispanic-serving institutions; Tribal colleges or universities; Alaska Native-serving institutions or a Native Hawaiian-serving; predominantly Black Institutions; Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institutions; or Native American-serving nontribal institutions. Colleges must not currently have a 100% smoke-free or 100% tobacco-free policy.