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The Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Initiative will support direct program implementation, policy development activities, and evaluation. Funded programs will include those involving public and private collaborations, as well as individual agencies that have the ability to carry out model programs supporting tobacco prevention and cessation efforts. The MFH Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Initiative is a multi-phase program that includes grantmaking, policy development, capacity building, evaluation, and communication activities.

Regional grants will support development of a structure that provides coordination of specific strategies for tobacco prevention and cessation on a regional level. These applicants will be organizations with annual operating budgets that meet or exceed $2 million. These applicants will have demonstrated tobacco prevention and/or cessation programs with the capacity to develop materials, carry out activities on a regional basis, conduct studies, and assist community agencies in adapting programs to the specific needs of their communities.  Regional grant funding will be awarded to agencies and/or collaboratives that can immediately enhance the capacities of community-based organizations to deliver tobacco prevention and cessation programs. Community grant funding will be awarded to community-based organizations in order to strengthen their capacity to conduct effective programs and implement tobacco prevention and cessation programs identified and developed by regional grantees.  At the present time, the Foundation is accepting proposals for Regional Grants.

In 2005, the Foundation will only be targeting two strategies, and applicant organizations must use one or both of these strategies:

Strategy I: Implement smoke-free workplace programs

Strategy II: Promote school-based prevention programs

Because the UM System is limited as to the number of proposals we are allowed to submit for this competition, letters of support must be submitted to the MU Office of Research (203 Jesse Hall or by email to no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2005.  Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include:

  1. which of the MFH strategies will be used in the project;
  2. anticipated partner organizations, if any;
  3. a brief summary of the proposal objectives and activities; and
  4. an estimate of the anticipated budget.
Amount: The MFH Board intends to continue grantmaking under the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Initiative in three-year increments through 2014. A total of $4.5 million has been allocated in 2005.
MU Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2005 (letter of intent)
MFH Deadlines: 4:00 pm, June 30, 2005 (application)

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This announcement is being sent to deans, directors and department chairs in biomedical and social work disciplines.  Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.


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