Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement (STAKE) Grant Program 2021-2022

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The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to fund multiple, qualified local law enforcement agencies with grants to provide training and enforcement of state and local laws related to the illegal sales of tobacco products to minors, to increase investigative activities, and compliance checks, and other appropriate activities aimed to reduce illegal sales of tobacco products to minors. 


Activities covered under this grant may include training both law enforcement personnel, community members, school districts, youth organizations and/or tobacco retailers on youth-related tobacco laws; purchasing equipment and/or training materials needed for the training and/or enforcement of state and local tobacco laws. Examples of equipment and training materials may include surveillance equipment, cameras, signage, pamphlets and/or the leasing of vehicles. Additionally, awarded funding can be used to hire additional personnel to increase enforcement efforts/activities aimed at curtailing and reducing illegal sales of tobacco products to youth under the age of 21. The goal of the Food and Drug Branch (FDB), Tobacco Enforcement Section (TES) is to prevent the sale of tobacco products to all persons under 21 years of age.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Public agencies eligible to apply include: local law enforcement agencies, health departments and school districts. State of California law enforcement agencies at state universities, colleges, and community colleges are not eligible to apply for this grant.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
October 25, 2021
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Funding for this RFA is from the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016, Proposition 56. Funding is contingent upon available tobacco tax revenues and appropriations by the Legislature and the Governor’s budget for fiscal year (FY) 2021-22. If full funding does not become available, FDB-TES may cancel the grant or amend it to reflect the decreased funding and reduced deliverables.

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

This grant is funded through a reimbursement process wherein the awardee submits an invoice for costs incurred during a specified time period and CDPH sends reimbursement funds in the form of a check.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


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