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2010-03-15: West Virginia Money on the Table

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The West Virginia Bureau for Public Health's (WVBPH) Division of Tobacco Prevention (DTP) is requesting applications for grants to reduce (1) the high prevalence of tobacco addiction and use, (2) the high rates of disease, disability, and death related to tobacco use by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) adult population residing in West Virginia. Note: Youth (under 18 years of age will not be considered under this application.

Expectations of the LGBT Population projects include:

* Promote tobacco prevention and cessation opportunities to LGBT
residents within the identified community area, including the tobacco quit line and conducting community awareness presentations (some recommendations will be offered per WV-DTP upon receipt of Letter of Intent).
* Participate in local county tobacco prevention coalitions.
* Compile, write, and submit regular progress reports to the
* Collaborate with Regional Tobacco Prevention Coalition
Coordinators (RTPCCs) regarding community and area efforts.
* Other duties related to LGBT tobacco prevention or cessation
efforts may be identified throughout the funding cycle.

Competitive applications for grant funding for up to 4 community and/or local area projects (non- college based) are offered under this announcement. A total of up to $100,000 is available, but in this first year of LGBT funding, any one agency can only apply for a maximum of 25,000.00.
Note: It is suggested that an LGBT community can consist of up to 5 contiguous WV counties.

Applicants must be strongly affiliated in the area they intend to serve, and apply only for that area. Applicants may apply for up to the maximum amount allotted for each area. Proposals should include in their budget funding for specific tobacco prevention and cessation efforts specifically addressing tobacco use in the LGBT population.
Applicants should include in their budget funding for specific tobacco prevention and cessation efforts expressly addressing tobacco use in the LGBT population.

We expect that all awardees will join established local tobacco prevention coalitions (one is already established in every county).

1) A mandatory Letter of Intent, Grantee Contact Info Due to DTP by
2) A mandatory Conference Call for Potential Grantees will be held on 04/14/08.

For questions regarding this application please contact:
Bruce Adkins, Director for the Division of Tobacco Prevention at:
or 304.558.2938

Please feel free to share with any others who might be interested in applying for these regional grants. Thanks!

Bruce W. Adkins, Director
Division of Tobacco Prevention
West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion 350 Capitol Street - Room 206 Charleston, West Virginia 25301-3715

Phone (304) 558-1743
Fax (304) 558-2285