Cigarette Restitution Fund Mini-Grant, MD

Description: The Queen Anne’s County Department of Health Cigarette Restitution Fund Program would like to invite your organization to apply for a Cigarette Restitution Fund mini-grant. Grants of up to $500 or less are being made available to non-profit organizations in the county to be used for tobacco prevention and/or cessation activities to educate youth, adults and pregnant women about the dangers of tobacco use as well as counter-advertising campaigns that uncover the deadly hidden agenda of tobacco companies. These grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Funds Available: For Fiscal Year 2014 which is from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 the local Health Department has $4,000 in funds to award community organizations. Organizations can apply for up to $500. Consideration will be given for projects implemented in conjunction with one of the following Tobacco Awareness Campaigns below:

Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 23rd – Oct. 31st, 2013)

Great American Smokeout (November 21, 2013)

Tobacco Awarness Month (January 2014)

Kick Butts Day (March 19, 2014)

World No Tobacco Day/Month (May 31, 2014)

Applications will be evaluated according to the rating system below:

Rating System:

Completion of current budget pages to which budget supports planned activities

Targets minority populations

Reaches 10 or more

Applicant’s performance on past contractual services (please note if 1st time grant recipient)

Grant application includes activity(ies)/event(s) planned in conjunction with a tobacco awarenss campaign(s)

Requirements of Grantees if Awarded:

Submit activity reports within 30 days of completion of your activity to Health Department

Submit receipts for all expenses within 30 days of completion of activity to Health Department.

Our mini-grant applications are reviewed by the Caroline County Cigarette Restitution Fund Program staff to avoid any conflict of interest issues.

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Dorine Bowser-Fassett at 443-262-4424 at the Queen Anne’s County Department of Health Cigarette Restitution Fund Program.

Application deadline is 6/30/14

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