The American Cancer Society’s Center for Tobacco Control has launched its second request for proposals (RFP) for the Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI) grant program – providing 50 grants of up to $20,000 each to applicants from colleges and universities. Applications will be accepted from all 50 states and the U.S. territories.
TFGCI was launched in 2016 with support from the CVS Health Foundation to accelerate and expand the adoption and implementation of 100% smoke- and tobacco-free policies at institutions of higher learning across the nation. This effort addresses a critical need, with more than 1 million college students projected to eventually die from cigarette smoking, and is part of the CVS Health Foundation’s BeTheFirst initiative — a five-year, $50 million commitment to deliver the first “tobacco-free generation.”
In addition to significant financial grants, all awardee campuses will receive technical assistance throughout the policy planning and implementation process. Technical assistance will be provided through one-on-one consultations with TFGCI field specialists, online resources and webinars.
The RFP deadline is Tuesday, February 28 by 5 p.m. Eastern. The materials and details regarding the program and application can be found on cancer.org/tfgci.