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Jan 24, 2013 3:02 PM by Press Release

Campaign For Tobacco-Free Living offers $500,000 in grants

New Orleans, La. - Jan. 24, 2013 - TFL CAGs, along with other TFL program elements, play an important role in changing community norms around tobacco use and perceptions of the tobacco industry. In order to promote smoke-free policies and decrease other tobacco use in Louisiana, these grants have been designed to reach key priority populations while assisting in the implementation of effective and evidence-based practices in tobacco prevention and control.

The TFL CAGs are available for nonprofit agencies, organized groups, 2- and 4-year colleges/universities and/or coalitions throughout Louisiana that have experience with youth advocates and teen councils, reducing health disparities, and Louisiana college and universities. The application is located on the TFL website, www.tobaccofreeliving.org, and submissions are due by 3 p.m. on February 27, 2013.

Grant recipients have the benefit of receiving funding for community capacity building and gaining opportunities to seek assistance with their grant related projects and goals and utilize networking opportunities through membership in the collective structure of Regional Healthy Communities Coalitions. Additionally, recipients will have the ability to create positive changes in the Louisiana communities they serve.

TFL plans to offer two CAG Scope of Work options for the period of July 1, 2013 to June 15, 2014 (FY 2013/2014). They are:

* Scope of Work Option 1: Tobacco Prevention & Control Point of Sales Strategies (P.O.S.S) with Youth (11-17 year olds)
* Scope of Work Option 2: Tobacco Prevention & Control Advocacy with Young Adults (18-24 year olds)

* Must be a College or University to apply

Potential applicants are invited to participate in one of two tele-workshops. Registration is free and required for participation and can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHNKNkFPQWc5c0VIcTM1dXJ1MXczZEE6MA

* Feb. 5, 10:00 a.m. - Youth (11-17) Point of Sales Strategies
* Feb. 5, 11:00 a.m. - Young Adults (18-24) Tobacco-Free Colleges and Universities

For more information or to view the full application in detail, visit www.tobaccofreeliving.org and view the TFL CAG 2013-2014 RFA.

The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living

The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Tobacco Control Program (LTCP) coordinate their efforts in tobacco prevention and control by providing statewide coordination of existing tobacco control initiatives, funding innovative community programs for tobacco control, offering services for people who are ready to quit and developing statewide media campaigns to help reduce the excessive burden of tobacco use on the state's resources and improve the overall health and quality of life in Louisiana. For more information visit www.tobaccofreeliving.org. To find out more about the dangers of secondhand smoke and show your support for a 100-percent smoke-free Louisiana, visit www.letsbetotallyclear.org.

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