Youth E-cigarette Prevention and Cessation Initiative - Tobacco Prevention and Control - Minnesota Department of Health

Youth E-cigarette Prevention and Cessation Initiative

The 2021 Minnesota Legislature appropriated funds for the Minnesota Department of Health to administer a new initiative to address youth e-cigarette and other commercial tobacco product use and cessation. The initiative includes community grants, statewide technical assistance and training, coordinated counter-marketing campaign, and surveillance and evaluation. The overall goal of this initiative is to reduce youth e-cigarette and commercial tobacco use in Minnesota by 25 percent by 2026.

These RFPs refer to commercial tobacco products, which are the products tobacco manufacturers and retailers sell. Commercial tobacco is different from traditional or sacred tobacco, also known as Cansasa, Asemaa, or Kinnikinnick. These are used by some American Indian communities in Minnesota and the region for sacred purposes. References to commercial tobacco product use prevention and cessation do not include traditional or sacred tobacco. 

RFP for Community Grants

Community Grants will provide funding to organizations to develop and engage youth as essential partners to raise awareness and change social norms and behaviors around youth e-cigarette and commercial tobacco use. This grant program is a comprehensive, statewide effort to reduce youth e-cigarette and commercial tobacco use through leveraging existing youth programs to make sustainable changes to community policies, practices, systems, and environments. Grantees will integrate factors of mental well-being that contribute to reducing commercial tobacco use among youth and participate in local and statewide communications efforts.

Learn more: Request for Proposals for Community Grants

RFP for Technical Assistance and Training Grant

The Statewide Coordination and Technical Assistance Grant will provide funding to one organization to lead and coordinate statewide youth engagement activities, convene collaborative efforts with grantees and other partners, and support the grantees in capacity building efforts. 

Learn more: Request for Proposals for Technical Assistance and Training Grant

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Updated Monday, 27-Sep-2021 16:00:04 CDT