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Tobacco Grant Program

Grants to California Agencies, Public Schools, and
IHEs to Reduce Tobacco Use in Underage Residents

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California Department of Justice (Office of the Attorney General)

Deadline Date:

04/14/21 - 11:59 PM if Emailed, or Received or postmarked by date


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Grants to California government agencies, public schools, and colleges to reduce tobacco use in the underage population. Funding is intended to hire personnel to deter the illegal sales and marketing of tobacco products to underage residents and to increase investigative activities and compliance checks.

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.

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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GrantWatch ID#: 191680

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Number of Grants:

Dependant on number of submissions received, application process, etc.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Dependant on number of submissions received, application process, etc.

Term of Contract:

Selected public agencies will be funded for a two-year to three-year grant cycle.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Pre-Application Information:

Eligible agencies must submit a completed application to the California Department of Justice by April 14, 2021. Grant proposals may be mailed or emailed. No late applications will be accepted. Mailed proposals must be received or postmarked by the deadline. Email submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the due date noted above.

The Tobacco Grant Program is a reimbursement grant. The California Department of Justice will reimburse selected public agencies for approved expenditures upon receipt of invoices.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Emailed proposals and direct questions to

State of California
Office of the Attorney General
Department of Justice
P. O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
(916) 565-6486

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