The Idaho Office of Drug Policy (ODP) is offering mini-grant awards to implement prevention-focused programs and strategies to address vaping among Idaho youth during state fiscal year 2023.
- Application Release Date: February 8, 2023
- Application Due Date: Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis.
- Grant Award Period: February-June 15, 2023
- Anticipated Total Funding Available: $50,000
Eligibility: Eligible applicants include any governmental entity (including tribal entities), such as counties, cities, schools and school districts, local law enforcement agencies, other public entities and nonprofit private entities such as community-based organizations.
Applications will be completed and submitted online via this link: https://form.jotform.com/IdahoODP/youth-vaping-prevention-mini-grant
What can applicants request funding for? Review the tabs below for details on eligible budget requests:
Mini-grant funding may be requested for expenses related to the implementation of e-cigarette/vaping awareness, prevention, and education projects and activities under the following categories:
- Staff time
- Other (i.e., materials, curriculum, supplies)
Mini-grant funding may not be used for:
- Supplanting current funds dedicated to staff, operational expenses, or ongoing activities
- Capital costs (construction or renovation)
- Participation incentives (i.e, prizes, awards)
- Food/meals provided during school hours
- 3rd Millennium Classrooms. Evidence-based online courses that utilize effective strategies for changing attitudes and behaviors. Relevant courses include Nicotine 101 (which includes vaping-specific information), THC 101, and Cannabis Wise SS. Learn more.
- CATCH My Breath youth vaping prevention program. CATCH My Breath is an evidence-based vaping prevention program that uses a peer-led teaching approach to empower students with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions about e-cigarettes and resist social pressures to vape. Learn more.
- Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco and Health (INDEPTH) program. The INDEPTH program is an alternative to suspension or citation that helps schools and communities address the teen vaping problem in a more supportive way. Learn more.
- Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit. This toolkit provides evidence-informed curriculum and resources aimed at preventing middle and high school students from using tobacco, nicotine, and e-cigarettes. Learn more.
Other resources to find evidence-based prevention programs:
Funding can be used for the purchase and installation of vape detectors/sensors IF the applicant demonstrates how the vape detectors are part of a larger youth vaping prevention initiative that aims to provide education to prevent vaping in the future, not to simply catch and punish youth for vaping.
For example, an eligible application could include requested funds for the purchase and installation of vape detectors AND also request funds to implement an educational program for students that are caught vaping in lieu of suspension or citation OR explain how the sensors would be integrated into broader educational programming.
Funding requests for vape detectors that would not be a part of a broader educational prevention effort will not be eligible for funds.
One potential training opportunity is the 4th Annual Teaching Cannabis Awareness & Prevention Conference.
We encourage applicants to provide a justification for the need for youth vaping prevention efforts in their applications. Below are some resources to find youth vaping-related data:
- 2021 Idaho Healthy Youth Survey Statewide Report, Idaho Office of Drug Policy
- 2021 Idaho Youth Risk Behavior Survey Statewide Report, Idaho State Department of Education
Questions? Contact Jessie Dexter at email@example.com