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Youth E-Cigarette and Vaping Education Mini-Grant

E-cigarettes are popular among teens and are now the most commonly used form of tobacco among youth in the US. According to the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey, 1 in 5 high school kids and 1 in 20 middle school kids currently use e-cigarettes. In Idaho, 41% of high school students have tried an e-cigarette at least once. The Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, declared e-cigarette use among youth an epidemic and called on parents, teachers, and health professionals to act.

The Office of Drug Policy (ODP) is pleased to announce its FY20 E-Cigarette/ Vaping Education mini-grant opportunity. ODP has received funding from the Idaho Millennium Fund to implement prevention strategies and education programming that will address the use of e-cigarettes amongst Idaho youth.

 Funding Opportunity Title  Youth E-Cigarette and Vaping Education Mini-Grant
 Description  This application is to be used by schools and organizations with a youth focus seeking to provide education and awareness
 Eligible Applicants  Schools and organizations with a youth focus
 Application Release Date  9:00am (MST) September 3, 2019
 Due Date for Application  5:00pm (MST) September 27, 2019
 Grant Recipients Notified  October 4, 2019
 Grant Award Period  October 4, 2019 - June 30, 2019
 Submission Requirements  Applications must be completed and submitted online. Check back for link to application on September 3rd. Description of activities and budget justification are a requirement of the grant applications
 

Activities allowed under the grant should address one of the six prevention strategies identified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Prevention strategies include information dissemination, prevention education, alternative activities, environmental, community-based processes, and problem identification and referral. Approved sample activities include but are not limited to:

  • Media Campaigns, Presentations for Parents and School Staff, Community Town Hall Events
  • E-Cigarette/Vaping Prevention or Awareness Curricula for Students such as Catch My Breath or the Stanford Toolkit
  • Youth Afterschool Club Aimed at Promoting Vape-free Lifestyle
  • Signage, Social Norms Marketing Campaign, Development of School E-Cigarette/Vaping Policy
  • Youth Advocacy Day at Idaho Legislature or Youth Participation in Community Level Meetings
This funding may not be used for cessation or intervention programming.
Applicants assume all costs associated with the preparation of this grant application.

For more information, contact Alex Curd at alex.curd@odp.idaho.gov or (208) 854-3048.

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