Tobacco Grant Program FY 2022-23 Request for Proposals

Departmental Grant ID:
DOJ-PROP56-2022-23-1
Portal ID:
6481
Status:
Closed
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

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 and youth.

Description:

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 and/or marketing of tobacco products to minors and youth, and increasing investigative activities and compliance checks of tobacco retailers and online services that deliver tobacco products to reduce illegal sale 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 cities, counties, public school districts, public college districts, law enforcement agencies, city attorneys and county counsels. 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 are not limited to: retailer compliance checks, enforcement of flavor ban laws/ordinances, consumer protection enforcement, illegal online sales and marketing, retailer training programs, public education outreach, and tobacco retail license inspections. Eligible agencies with an existing Tobacco Grant award may submit a proposal to supplement the objectives of their existing award; a proposal for a new award to fund new objectives; or if their grant is expiring, a new grant award.

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • 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. This may include cities, counties, public school districts, public college districts, law enforcement agencies, city attorneys and county counsels. 

Eligible Geographies:

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.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
October 2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
2-3 Years

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$22,000,000
Expected number of awards 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.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award 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.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
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:

Approved by voters in 2016, Prop. 56 increased taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products by $2 starting in April 2017. The initiative allocates a portion of annual revenue to the California Attorney General's Department of Justice. A total of $22 million in grant funds will be available statewide in Fiscal Year 2022-2023 to support local enforcement efforts to reduce the illegal sale and/or marketing of tobacco products to underage persons.

Funding Method: 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:

The successful grantees receive notification of the total amount of their awards. The grantees spend funds as approved and in compliance with the Grantee Handbook; then submit claims for reimbursement on a quarterly basis.

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
1-916-210-6422, TobaccoGrantRFP@doj.ca.gov