Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

MFH Tobacco Prevention and Cessation (TPCI)/Priority Populations-Disparities

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) Tobacco Prevention and Cessation (TPCI)/Priority Populations-Disparities program seeks applications for projects that will provide services to communities/populations disproportionately affected by tobacco use. In order to successfully address these tobacco-related disparities, applicants must demonstrate the need for tailored programming, plan for the development/modification of a program, and implement and evaluate the effectiveness of the program developed. The information generated will expand the body of knowledge on how to best address tobacco-related disparities in a community and create a program model that can be used in similar communities throughout Missouri.

In this RFA in 2008, MFH is specifically looking for applicants who will

  • Identify and quantify tobacco-related disparities and health needs within a particular community,
  • Work with the targeted community and other partners to examine options for meeting the identified needs through specialized programming, and
  • Implement and evaluate the effectiveness of the program developed.

Applicants may apply for funding to conduct either tobacco-related disparities assessments or tobacco-related disparities program planning.

Because the University of Missouri System is limited to three applications for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2008. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should summarize 1) the community or target population in which tobacco-related disparities have been identified, 2) how residents of the community will be involved in the project, 3) assessment or planning activities to be undertaken in the project, and 4) benchmarks and measures for the stated activities and how these will be used to evaluate the project.


Organizations may apply for up to 18 months of funding to support proposed activities. Applicants should carefully consider the funding required to accomplish the activity(ies) proposed and provide justification for the proposed expenses in the application.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, June 20, 2008

Sponsor Deadline:

Pre-Application Conference (optional) - June 24, 2008 (11 am at MFH office)

Applications Deadline – 4:00 p.m., July 10, 2008

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and public policy disciplines. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at