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New Grant Opportunity Available through American Cancer Society and ASPPH Partnership

The American Cancer Society (ACS), under the direction of its Center for Tobacco Control, in partnership with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), announces a funding opportunity for the Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI) Grant Program. The purpose of the grant is to accelerate and expand the adoption and implementation of 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free policies on college and university campuses in the U.S. and abroad and to work towards a tobacco-free generation.

Grant Information

Grants ranging from $8,000 – $20,000 will be awarded to approximately 15 institutions in 2019. In addition to the grants, the American Cancer Society, along with its partners, the Association for Schools and Programs of Public Health and Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation will also provide technical assistance and other resources to all TFGCI grantees such as webinars, in-person trainings, consultations with experts and peer-to-peer exchanges.

Funding is available to ASPPH member CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health, that are public or private, non-profit, higher secondary education institutions in the U.S. or abroad.

Interested parties must submit a simple Letter of Intent to apply to by Monday, June 28, 2019 and applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern.

For information on how to apply, please see the Grant Guidelines, and to access grant materials visit the Grant Checklist.

ACS and ASPPH will be holding a Technical Assistance Call to answer questions on Tuesday, June 18th 3:30 – 4:30 pm EST.  Join the meeting from your computer or mobile device, or if you want to join using a phone instead, call:+1 628-444-4348 and use meeting code: 5514078032#.

For questions regarding TFGCI or the application, contact Ms. Bidisha Sinha, at