RFP for Technical Assistance and Training: Commercial Tobacco-Free Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Strategies - Commercial Tobacco Prevention and Control - Minnesota Department of Health

Request for Proposals for Technical Assistance and Training: Commercial Tobacco-Free Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Strategies

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) invites proposals to provide commercial tobacco prevention and control technical assistance and training (TA) support to Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives (OSHII) grantees and partners working to create changes to policies (including practices), systems, and environments (PSE) to reduce commercial tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure across the state.

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to fund up to two organizations to support, collaborate, and coordinate with MDH OSHII grantees and partners to create community-driven and culturally responsive PSE strategies that change community norms related to harmful commercial tobacco and result in sustainable changes.

Request for Proposals for Technical Assistance and Training: Commercial Tobacco-Free Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Strategies (PDF)

Commercial tobacco products are tobacco products manufactured and sold by the tobacco industry and include products like cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, and chew. Commercial tobacco is different from traditional or sacred tobacco, also known as Cansasa, Asemaa, or Kinnikinnick, and which are used by American Indian communities for sacred purposes.

Key Dates

Thursday, July 7, 2022 RFP posted
Thursday, July 14, 2022 Informational video posted
Friday, July 15, 2022 Notice of Intent due
Strongly encouraged but not required.
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
4 p.m. Central Time
Last day to submit questions
Answers will be posted every Friday until Friday, August 5, 2022.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
4 p.m. Central Time
Proposals due
End of August 2022 Anticipated awardee selection
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Anticipated grant start date

Informational Video

Submit Your Proposal

Proposals must be received no later than 4 p.m., Central Time, Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Late responses will not be considered.

Submit Your Proposal

Documents and Forms

To complete and submit:

For reference:

Questions and Answers

Responders are encouraged to reach out with questions. The last day to submit questions is Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 4 p.m. Central Time. Answers will be posted every Friday until Friday, August 5, 2022.

Submit a Question

Eligibility

Posted July 18, 2022

Are for-profit corporations eligible for funding?

For-profit corporations may be eligible for funding if they meet all other eligibility criteria outlined in the RFP.

Are public school districts eligible to apply for this grant?

Public school districts may be eligible for funding if they meet all other eligibility criteria outlined in the RFP.

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Updated Monday, 18-Jul-2022 14:54:48 CDT