Request for Proposal: Community Driven Approaches to Eliminate the Harms of Commercial Tobacco
The Minnesota Department of Health has been awarded funds by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National State-Based Tobacco Prevention and Control DP20-2001 to fund one community-based organization to work directly with the U.S. born African American population in Minneapolis, Minnesota and address underlying causes of health and harms of commercial tobacco use in the community. MDH will fund one applicant who will link their organization’s experience working in the community to address underlying causes of health to the use of commercial tobacco products and/or secondhand smoke exposure. The applicant does not necessarily need experience working on commercial tobacco prevention or cessation efforts. Reducing commercial tobacco harms will be accomplished by working to change community social norms related to commercial tobacco, through changes to systems and community policies, practices, and environments.
- Announcement title: Community Driven Approaches to Eliminate the Harms of Commercial Tobacco Grant
- Informational webinar: Friday, November 20, 2020, 10–11 a.m. Central Time, no registration required. A recording of the webinar will be posted to this page by Wednesday, November 25
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- Questions and answers: Applicants may submit RFP questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Deadline for submitting questions: December 21, 2020, 4 p.m. Central Time.
- Answers to all submitted questions will be posted by: December 22, 2020, 4 p.m. Central Time
- Application deadline: January 7, 2021, 4 p.m. Central Time
- Estimated number of awards: 1
- Estimated award amount: Up to $100,000 annually
- Estimated project dates: March 1, 2021 – April 28, 2025
|Monday, Nov. 16, 2020||RFP released|
|Friday, Nov. 20, 2020
10-11 a.m. Central Time
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|Monday, Dec. 21, 2020
4 p.m. Central Time
|Deadline to submit RFP questions|
|Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020||Questions and answers posted|
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021
|RFP applications due
Submit online application form
Step 1: Submit online application form
Applications must be submitted using the online application form below by 4 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, January 7, 2021. All instructions must be followed as laid out in the RFP and Application. Incomplete applications will be rejected and not evaluated. Do not provide any materials that are not requested in the RFP, as such materials will not be considered nor evaluated.
Step 2: Submit required forms by email
These required forms should be submitted separately by email to email@example.com. Applicants must submit the following attachements in order for the application to be considered complete.
Additional RFP attachments for reference
These documents are for reference and should not be submitted as part of the application.
- Attachment C: Sample Application (DOCX)
- Attachment D: Sample Scoring Criteria (PDF)
- Attachment E: Sample Grant Agreement (PDF)
Questions and answers
Applicants may submit RFP questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 p.m. Central Time on Monday, December 21, 2020. Answers to all submitted questions will then be posted to this page within two business days.
Mandatory rquirements and eligibility
Why is this opportunity only for the African American community?
Addressing the health effects of structural racism in Minnesota requires special focus and is a top priority of the department. In this case, state and national data consistently demonstrate U.S. born African American community members, compared to White community members, use commercial tobacco products at higher rates, face greater challenges avoiding exposure to secondhand smoke, and are less successful at quitting commercial tobacco use – which make it harder to achieve and maintain positive health and wellbeing.
The data, history of commercial tobacco use, and targeted advertising by the tobacco industry to U.S. born African Americans consistently show current commercial tobacco control and prevention efforts are not meeting the communities’ needs, and a new and creative approach is needed. MDH also seeks to build and strengthen capacity within the U.S. born African American community to help ensure the sustainability of the funded project’s activities to change social norms around commercial tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
MDH and other Minnesota state agencies provide numerous funding opportunities available to communities experiencing particular health harms. All MDH work is guided by our central mission to improve the health of all Minnesotans.
On the online RFP application form, what is a "DUNS Name"?
Your DUNS Name is the name associated with the DUNS Number for the specific location or branch of your organization that is submitting an application in response to this RFP.