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Youth Vaping Prevention Services

Grant to a Mississippi Nonprofit or For-Profit to
Reduce and Prevent Youth Tobacco Use

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Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) - Office of Tobacco Control (OTC)

Deadline Date:

11/30/20 5:00 PM Central Time


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Grant to a Mississippi nonprofit or for-profit organizations to prevent the use of tobacco by children and youth. Funding is intended to support activities that increase awareness and provide education and resources to deter youth vaping. The purpose of this program is to encourage youth to reject vaping-related products such as Juul and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). The proposer can focus on vape pens, any e-cigarettes, new and emerging products (puff bars, etc.). The activities in this RFP will focus on youth ages K-12.

Mississippi State Department of Health Office of Tobacco Control (MSDH OTC) is committed to collaborating with organizations to empower youth to reject vaping products and create a generation free of vaping. The MSDH OTC is committed to providing tools for prevention in this vaping epidemic. In support of these efforts, the MSDH OTC is soliciting proposals to support youth vaping prevention activities. The current opportunity is for an organization to implement a plan for vaping awareness, education, and resources within schools and communities. These efforts must be planned, scheduled and strategic. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 193098

Number of Grants:

The MSDH OTC will award 1 (one) sub-grantee to execute the activities associated with this RFP.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The funding level is not to exceed $100,000.

Term of Contract:

All activities implemented will be conducted prior to June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals will be accepted from nonprofits and for-profits that have a successful history of youth engagement. The applicant must have sufficient financial resources to administer all activities and meet deadlines as detailed in the RFP and subsequent Scope of Work without advance payment from the MSDH OTC and until reimbursement is received.

Funding may not be used for:
- Items deemed inappropriate by the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Office of Tobacco Control
- Costs associated with responding to this request for proposals
Recipients cannot:
- Accept funding or support from the tobacco or vaping industry
- Have individuals in decision-making positions that are associated with tobacco or vaping industry
- Have board members who are affiliated with the tobacco or vaping industry

Pre-Application Information:

Submissions are due by November 30, 2020, 5:00 p.m Central time.

Proposals received that are postmarked after the November 30, 2020 deadline will not be considered. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the package is received at the right location and before 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.

- RFP Posted on the MSDH Website: 10/30/20
- Deadline for Written Questions & Requests for Clarification: 11/11/20
- Responses to Questions & Requests for Clarification Posted: 11/13/20
- Proposal Due: 11/30/20
- Prepare Submitted Proposals for Evaluation: 12/1/20
- Proposals Evaluation Period: 12/2-7/2020
- Send Out Instructions for Oral Presentations: 12/7/20
- Oral Presentations (Virtually): 12/8-10/2020
- Notify Each Applicant: 12/14/2020
- Sub-Grantee Orientation By: 12/16/2020

Any questions regarding the RFP shall be submitted in writing (email acceptable) during the time of November 11, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, to allow time for posting of any necessary addenda before the submission deadline. Questions may be submitted via email to Darrius Moore.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit proposals to:
Office of Tobacco Control
805 South Wheatley Street, Suite 400-A
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157

All official communication from proposers regarding the requirements of this RFP shall be directed to Darrius Moore, Director, Youth Programs, Office of Tobacco Control, 805 South Wheatley Street, Suite 400-A, Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157 or emailed to

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