Tobacco Grant Program FY2020-21 Request for Proposals

Departmental Grant ID:
DOJ-PROP56-2020-21-1
Portal ID:
1644
Status:
Closed
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 (Prop 56) provides local public agencies with funding to promote a healthier California by reducing illegal sales and marketing of cigarettes and tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to minors. The Office of the Attorney General offers these funds annually to local law enforcement agencies through the California Department of Justice Tobacco Grant Program.

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 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 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 including, 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 Hiring a school resource officer to focus on tobacco issues

 

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

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.

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 grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
November 1, 2020
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.
$28,500,000
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 $2.00 starting in April 2017. The initiative allocates a portion of annual revenue to the California Department of Justice. For Fiscal Year 2020-2021 a total of $28.5 million in grant funding is available statewide to support local enforcement efforts to reduce the illegal sale of tobacco products to minors.

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