Interact For Health Offering Grants for LifeSkills to Prevent Tobacco Use

July 6, 2017

Interact for Health announced today in honor of the local foundation’s 20th Anniversary, it is seeking grant applications from each of the 20-counties in the Greater Cincinnati region.  Organizations in each county will be awarded up to $20,000 to help advance Interact’s targeted goal of reducing use of tobacco in low-income communities. The term tobacco use includes, but is not limited to cigarettes, cigars, vaping, hookah, e-cigarettes, and chewing tobacco.

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More 16 million Americans have at least one disease caused by smoking, which equals $170 billion in direct medical costs every year. The smoking rates in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana are all higher than the national average, and the rates are significantly higher for low-income and minority populations. Despite declining universal smoking rates great health disparities still exist. Individuals with less than a high school education, below the Federal Poverty Level, and who live in rural locations are using tobacco at significantly higher rates than the national average.

“Historically, tobacco prevention efforts have not focused on our poorest communities, which has left huge disparities,” said Owens. “To move towards the goal of having the healthiest region in the country, we need to reduce tobacco use in every community and in every county.”

An organization in each of the 20-county service region will be awarded one grant. Each grant award will provide $20,000 to an organization to reduce tobacco use. Grant awards will be announced during Interact for Heath’s 20th Anniversary celebration this fall.  Examples of tobacco prevention as well as tobacco-free environment projects that could be funded under this RFA are:

  • planning and implementation of policies,
  • developing coalitions, advocacy strategies and social marketing campaigns.
  • implementing school/community prevention programs (e.g. LifeSkills, CoreLife, etc.),
  • implementing or developing innovative program ideas, or
  • developing strategies to engage hard-to-reach portions of the community.

Application Process

Complete and submit the request for application (RFA) form to proposals@interactforhealth.org by 5PM on August 2, 2017. An informational workshop will be held on July 18th from 1PM to 3PM at Interact for Health, 3805 Edwards Rd, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45209. This event will also be available via live stream.

Applicants must be a non-profit community agency, school or a governmental entity located in or serving one of the 20 counties of Interact’s service area. Some projects involving unincorporated or for-profit entities may be feasible in collaboration with a qualified non-profit fiscal sponsor.  For complete details and to download the application, visit www.interactforhealth.org.

Application deadline is 8/2/17


South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative Offering Mini-grants for Botvin LifeSkills Training

April 26, 2017

smoker-life-insurance-quoteThe South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative provides Youth and Young Adult Prevention Grants to coalitions and organizations to implement programs that are designed to prevent tobacco use initiation among youth and young adults and address current use of tobacco products. This competitive funding opportunity provides awards to local community-based organizations that support the mission of the South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative and are designed to invest in projects that address goals of the state plan, Ending the Epidemic: Plan for a Tobacco-Free South Carolina, 2015-2020. For more information, visit www.sctobaccofree.org.

Click here for Mini-grant funding opportunity.


Community Foundation accepting grant applications for Youth Advisory Council and Tobacco Grants

December 23, 2016

teen-smokingCommunity Foundation for Northeast Michigan is accepting grant applications for the winter 2017 grant cycles of its Community Impact, Youth Advisory Council and Tobacco Grants. The deadline for all three grant opportunities is Jan. 16, 2017.

Eligibility: All non-profit agencies with a 501(c)(3) IRS designation, schools, churches (for non-religious purposes) and government agencies in the counties of Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties are invited to apply.

  • Community Impact Grants are for a broad range of projects and programs. The maximum grant request amount is $5,000. Mini-grants of up to $1,000 are also available.
  • Youth Advisory Council Grants are for projects benefiting youth under the age of 18. The maximum request amount for YAC Grants is $2,500. Mini-grants of up to $500 are available as well.
  • Tobacco Grants are for projects and programs that address tobacco-related issues including smoking prevention and cessation programs. Applicants may request up to $3,000 through the Tobacco Grant.

Applications are available at http://www.cfnem.org where they may be completed online and submitted via email, or printed for completion. If applications are mailed, they must be postmarked by the grant deadline date and sent to the CFNEM office at P.O. Box 495, Alpena, MI 49707.

Applicants may also call the Community Foundation office for more information at 1-877-354-6881.

Application deadline is 1/16/17

Visit http://www.cfnem.org/ for more info


LifeSkills Training webinars for all levels. Space is limited. Register early!

September 21, 2016
Are you ready for the new school year? Join us on a webinar for new and veteran LST teachers…
Preparing for Success with LifeSkills Training

Palm SpringsWe’re excited to offer a series of webinars designed to help anyone looking to implement the LST program at any level.  Our goal is to help you successfully kick off your implementation of LST!  This informative webinar will discuss and present information related to:

  • Implementing with fidelity
  • Resources for teachers and students
  • Raising awareness about your program
  • Q & A

NEW DATES ADDED

Elementary Program – Tuesday, 10/4 (11am ET – noon) http://tinyurl.com/hhezd5n

Middle School – Wednesday, 10/5 (11am ET – noon) http://tinyurl.com/hxpjzws

High School Program – Thursday, 10/6 (11am ET – noon) http://tinyurl.com/jtatbfq

Transitions Program – Friday, 10/7 (11am ET – noon) http://tinyurl.com/h7wpenl

No experience required. All are welcome, however space is limited. 

 

Learn how to kick off the new school year with a free LifeSkills webinar

August 23, 2016

midschool-330-2Are you ready for the new school year?

Join us on a complimentary webinar for new and veteran LST teachers…

Preparing for Success with LifeSkills Training

We’re excited to offer a series of free webinars designed to help anyone looking to implement the LST program at any level.  Our goal is to help you successfully kick off your implementation of LST!  This informative webinar will discuss and present information related to:

  • Implementing with fidelity
  • Resources for teachers and students
  • Raising awareness about your program
  • Q & A

NEW DATES ADDED

High School Program – Tuesday, 9/20 (3pm ET – 4pm) http://tinyurl.com/jyvtogj

Middle School Program – Wednesday, 9/21 (11am ET -noon) http://tinyurl.com/jz8ruhk

Elementary Program – Wednesday, 9/21 (3pm ET – 4pm) http://tinyurl.com/gvqfm2r

No experience required. All are welcome, however space is limited. 


Get trained before the school year ends

June 7, 2016

In addition to helping kids resist drug, alcohol and tobacco use, the LifeSkills Training  program also effectively supports the reduction of violence and other high-risk behaviors.

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PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: 

  • Personal Self-Management Skills
  • General Social Skills
  • Drug Resistance Skills

 

 

ONLINE TRAINING WORKSHOP

Learn how to implement the LifeSkills Training Middle School Program

New date added! Click to register>>> June 13, 2016 (space is limited)


2017 School-Based Tobacco Use Prevention Grant

February 8, 2016

On January 6, 2016, the Vermont Agency of Education released the 2017 Grant Application due on April 29, 2016 through the Grantium system.

Save the date for the March 16, 2016 Grant Writing Workshop & Bidder’s Conference to bring teams together from interested Supervisory Unions to assist them in preparing their application.

Due to the fact that the 2017 School-Based Tobacco Use Prevention Grant is a competitive grant all questions will be gathered, answered in writing and then posted on the AOE Tobacco Prevention page. Questions received up to February 1, 2016 will be answered and posted on the AOE Tobacco Prevention page on February 15, 2016. Questions received after February 1, 2026 will be responded to at the March 16, 2016 Grant Writing Workshop & Bidder’s Conference.

All questions should be submitted to robert.uerz@vermont.gov.

Or visit this link for more information: http://education.vermont.gov/atod-prevention/tobacco-use


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