CG 20-10004 Rising Alliances for a Tobacco-Free California

December 4, 2019 - 5:00 PM

For over 30 years, CDPH/CTCP has funded local health departments and community-based organizations to keep tobacco out of the hands of youth and ensure that all Californians can live, work, play, and learn in tobacco-free environments. During this time, the dedicated work of community projects resulted in a significant reduction of tobacco use, secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure, and illegal tobacco sales to underage persons throughout California communities. Despite these accomplishments, tobacco use continues to take a terrible toll on individuals and families throughout the state.

As California moves towards ending the tobacco epidemic in all communities across the state, this Request for Application (RFA), Rising Alliances for a Tobacco-Free California seeks to fund new partners, including non-traditional partners such as civil rights, economic development, employment opportunity, environmental, health technology, housing, rural development, and social justice organizations that will build on past efforts to reduce and eliminate tobacco use and SHS and aerosol exposure, and engage new agencies whose work aligns with tobacco control in the effort to achieve a tobacco-free California. Through three decades of experience, CDPH/CTCP and its partners have identified and refined strategies that reduce the negative impact that tobacco has on our communities, but the work is not complete. This RFA incorporates recommendations from key informant interviews conducted with thought leaders in California’s tobacco control movement who provided insights based on the context of the current tobacco landscape with an eye towards the future.

The purpose of this RFA is to fund agencies which have less than three (3) years of demonstrated agency experience in tobacco control, or who would like to become engaged in the tobacco control movement for the first time. This RFA seeks to fund projects that can build new linkages between their current work and tobacco control, strengthen partnerships with priority populations, increase the reach and impact of tobacco control programs in underserved areas, and rigorously pursue tobacco-free communities with a broad range of proven approaches and partners.