The Caroline County Health Department’s Cigarette Restitution Fund / Chronic Disease Prevention (CRF/CDP) program invites local non-profit organizations to apply for mini grants during fiscal year 2023 (now through June).
A limited number of grants of $1,000 to $2,500 are available for tobacco prevention and/or cessation activities to educate youth and adults about the dangers of tobacco, nicotine, vaping, Juul and other electronic cigarettes.
Tobacco product use continues to be the leading cause of preventable disease, disability and death in the U.S.A. Use of these products can also complicate long term health conditions including diabetes, heart and lung disease.
The focus of these mini grants will be to work with groups that serve vulnerable populations that are disparately affected by tobacco use, dependence, and secondhand smoke exposure, including, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic/Latinx, LGBTQ+, individuals with low income/low education, individuals with behavioral health conditions and individuals living with a disability.
The need for education at a young age is imperative. Please collaborate with us to educate and empower youth to make the choice to say no to all tobacco products, including vapes and e-cigarettes. Together we can also help those that smoke/vape to successfully quit for good!
Projects may be centered around, but are not limited to, the various tobacco awareness campaigns including Take Down Tobacco Day (April) or World No Tobacco Day/ No Menthol Sunday (May). Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis and until available funds are exhausted.
Contact Leigh Marquess, RN at 410-479-8080 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to apply.