Worcester County Announces Cigarette Restitution Fund Mini Grants

SNOW HILL, MD (August 13, 2013) – The Worcester County Health Department is requesting proposals to address tobacco control as a result of receiving Cigarette Restitution Funds through the State of Maryland.  

A mini grant orientation session will be held at 2 p.m. on August 29, 2013 at the Worcester County Health Department, 6040 Public Landing Road, Snow Hill. Applications must be returned to the health department by no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 20.  
 
A review team of local citizens will evaluate the applications.  Awards will be made by October 18 and will range from $1,500 -$2,000.  Awarded programs will be expected to submit a final narrative and financial report by July 10, 2014.
  
Community based organizations, churches, private non-profits, and workplaces are encouraged to apply.  According to Debbie Goeller, Health Officer, “The goal is to involve the community in health promotion and prevention efforts in order to reduce tobacco use and cancer mortality in Worcester County.”
 
Strategies may include public awareness, community outreach, education, recruitment and referral to tobacco cessation, advocacy, and other health related activities.  Tobacco control may address the reduction or prevention of smoking or environmental change strategies.
 
Please call the Worcester County Health Department Prevention Services at (410) 632-0056 for more information or to request an application packet.
 
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