Tobacco Prevention Program Funding

November 30, 2011

This year, states have cut funding for tobacco prevention programs down by twelve percent according to a report released by a coalition of public health groups.

The cuts have been due mainly to budget deficits and cuts for basic services. States will receive around $25.6 billion in tobacco taxes and legal settlements but will only spend 1.8% of that, or $456.7 million, on tobacco prevention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that states use $3.7 billion on tobacco prevention programs. Also, thirty-three states and the District of Columbia are spending less than a quarter of the CDC’s suggested amount.“All revenue is looked at as revenue for the highest priority programs,” Debra Miller, the director of health policy for the Council of State Governments, said.

The only state meeting or exceeding the CDC’s recommendation is Alaska, spending $10.8 million on tobacco prevention programs this year. The following states did not allocate any funding toward tobacco prevention this year: Connecticut, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Ohio. The District of Columbia did not allocate any monies toward tobacco prevention this year as well.

From the tobacco industry’s point of view, they spent $10.5 billion on marketing their products back in 2008 according to the Federal Trade Commission. In 1999, tobacco companies agreed to pay several states for tobacco-related lawsuits, costing them roughly $206 billion over the course of two decades. However, states aren’t using close to enough funds to combat the 443,000 tobacco-related deaths that occur each year in the United States.

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Funding Opportunity – PeyBack Foundation At-Risk Youth Programs

November 21, 2011

Peyton Manning’s PeyBack Foundation

Grant: To assist programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for at-risk children in Indiana, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

Funder: The PeyBack Foundation.

Eligibility: Nonprofits serving economically disadvantaged children between the ages of 6 and 18 in Indiana, Tennessee, and the New Orleans metropolitan area.

Amount: Multiple awards of up to $15,000 each.


Deadline: February 1, 2012.

Funding Opportunity – 21st Century Community Learning Centers

November 21, 2011

21st Century Community Learning Centers

Grant: The California Department of Education has released the Request for Application (RFA) for its 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC program. 21st CCLC funds after school programs in elementary, middle, and high schools. It can be used by SBHCs to support drug and violence prevention, counseling, character education, parent involvement initiatives, and more.

Funder: The California Department of Education.

Eligibility: school districts and other LEAs, community-based organizations, cities, and counties.

Amount: Unknown.

Contact: California Deparment of Education or to access the Request for Application directly, click here.

Deadline: December 9, 2011.

Funding Opportunity – ARAMARK Building Community Innovation Awards

November 18, 2011

ARAMARK Building Community is ARAMARK’s signature philanthrophic and volunteer program designed to enrich the lives of disadvantaged families by strengthening community centers’ ability to engage residents and community leaders to create neighborhood change and lasting opportunity.

Grant: The Building Community Innovation Awards recognize excellence in innovation and programming by local community centers.

Funder: ARAMARK Building Community.

Amount: Three $20,000 grants will be awarded to innovative programs that demonstrate an effective way to increase efficiency, impact or scale within their community. Additionally, one $40,000 grant will be awarded to an outstanding executive that demonstrates an actuve voice on behalf of community centers.

Eligbility: Ideal candidates will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of local underserved population, support services, innovative program components, and strong community partnerships.

Contact: Please contact ARAMARK Building Community for more information and to apply for this funding:

Deadline: January 12, 2012.

New Grant Opportunities for Tobacco Prevention in California

November 16, 2011

Grant: To eliminate tobacco industry influence within their organization. Examples of eliminating tobacco industry influence can include the following: reduce exposure to second hand smoke by increasing smoke-free public spaces and encourage people within the organization to utilize the California Smokers’ and Chewers’ Helplines at (1-800-NOBUTTS).

Amount: Up to $5,000

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations that help to eliminate tobacco industy influence within their organization.

Contact: Mariposa County Health Department for information –, (209) 966-3689, Toll Free: (800) 459-4466

Application deadline is 1/3/12

Funding Opportunity – Luther I. Replogle Foundation Grants

November 11, 2011

Luther I. Replogle Foundation Grants for Youth Services

The Luther I. Replogle Foundation focuses its giving on programs addressing the needs of youth and women with children living in (or at risk of) long-term poverty, especially children of inner-city residents.

The Foundation gives strong preference to innovative programs and organizations with small or modest operating budgets located in Chicago, IL, Minneapolis, MN, and Washington, D.C.

Award amounts vary. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.

Please contact the Luther I. Replogle Foundation for more information and to apply for this funding:

Deadline: February 15, 2012.

Robert Wood John Foundation to award 10 individuals

November 10, 2011

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest health philanthropy, is looking for ten individuals who exhibit dedication and hard work in the field of health improvement in their communities. If you know someone who is working to solve a community health problem, nominate them for a 2012 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders award.

The ten winners of this award will receive the Community Health Leaders award, which includes national recognition, opportunities to collaborate with other health leaders and reformers across the country, and $125,000 in funding for his or her work. These tools will help the winners combat community health problems where they live.

How to stand out – the selected winners will come from diverse professional backgrounds and regions across the United States that work to combat the challenging health issues in their local communities. In the past, award recipients worked in the following health problem areas: dementia patients, LGBT youth support, free healthcare for homeless women, as well as support services for brain injury survivors.

Act fast! The deadline is November 28th, 2011. For more information and to nominate your local health hero, visit

Click on the image above to access the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation home page.


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