Request for Proposal: Community-Driven Approaches to Eliminate the Harms of Commercial Tobacco - Tobacco Prevention and Control - Minnesota Department of Health

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.

Request for Proposal: Community Driven Approaches to Eliminate the Harms for Commercial Tobacco (PDF)

General information

  • 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
    Join webinar via Webex
  • Questions and answers: Applicants may submit RFP questions to tobacco@state.mn.us.
    • 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

Submission timeline

Date Activity
Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 RFP released
Friday, Nov. 20, 2020
10-11 a.m. Central Time
Informational webinar
Join webinar via Webex
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
4 p.m. Central Time

RFP applications due
Submit online application form

Submission instructions

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.

Online Application Form: Community Driven Approaches to Eliminate the Harms for Commercial Tobacco

Step 2: Submit required forms by email

These required forms should be submitted separately by email to tobacco@state.mn.us. 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.

Questions and answers

Applicants may submit RFP questions to tobacco@state.mn.us 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?

Posted 11/20/20

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.

Proposal instructions

On the online RFP application form, what is a "DUNS Name"?

Posted 11/22/20

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.

Updated Sunday, 22-Nov-2020 19:06:44 CST