The purpose of this grant offered through the Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice Tobacco Grant Program is to promote a healthier California by reducing illegal sales and marketing of cigarettes and tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to minors.
In accordance with Proposition 56, funds will be awarded to applicants that demonstrate the capacity to support and/or hire law enforcement officers for programs that include, but are not limited to, enforcing state laws and local ordinances relating to illegal sales of tobacco products to minors, marketing of tobacco products to minors, increasing investigative activities and compliance checks to reduce illegal sales of tobacco products to minors and youth. More information about the evaluation criteria is contained in the Grantee Handbook.
Any local public agency within the State of California that has authority to enforce tobacco-related state laws or local ordinances is eligible to apply. This may include law enforcement agencies, cities, counties, public K-12 districts, and public college districts.
Grantees may use grant funds to enforce a local ordinance or state law related to the illegal sale and marketing of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to minors and youth. These enforcement efforts may include, but not limited to: retailer compliance checks, retailer training programs, public education outreach, parent engagement and education, tobacco retail license inspections, preventing and deterring use of tobacco products on school premises, and hiring an officer to focus on tobacco enforcement and education efforts.
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- Public Agency
Eligible applicants include any local public agency within the State of California that has authority to enforce tobacco-related state laws or local ordinances is eligible to apply. This may include law enforcement agencies, cities, counties, public K-12 districts, and public college districts.
This grant opportunity is geographically limited to the state of California, and applicants should be able to demonstrate significant tobacco products usage within their jurisdiction.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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