Applications Invited for Tobacco Control Grants Program

Applications Invited for Tobacco Control Grants Program

Organization: Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use

Apply By: 22 Feb 2024

Grant Amount: 250000 USD

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About the Organization

A global initiative to reduce tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries was launched in 2006 with funds from Michael R. Bloomberg. A competitively awarded grants program is an important part of the Initiative.

About the Grant  

The grants program supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions. The grants program is managed by Vital Strategies and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. In the first thirty-four rounds of the grants program, 852 grants were approved in 65 countries.

While applications are welcome from all low- and middle-income countries (as categorized by the World Bank), the Initiative places a priority on countries with the greatest number of tobacco users. These are: Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Ukraine, and Vietnam.

Two rounds of grants are awarded annually, an Open Grant Round and a Strategic Grant Round.

  • Open Grant Round (OGR) – An international competitive grant round, open to applicants from any low or middle-income country.
  • Strategic Grant Round (SGR) – This round is only open to applicants from the ten priority countries listed above.

Proposals must focus on achieving policy change that will lead to substantial reductions in tobacco use. Priority will be given to projects that lead to sustainable improvements in tobacco control laws, regulations, policies at the national or sub-national level (e.g. provinces, states, and cities), including (but not restricted to):

  • Tax and price measures, including illicit trade policy in relation to taxation.
  • Direct and indirect advertising bans (including promotion and sponsorship)
  • Establishment of smoke-free legislation for public places and workplaces
  • Policies for graphic warning labels on tobacco products
  • FCTC Article 5.3 policy (this must be in association with strengthening MPOWER policies).

Proposals can be submitted for grants from US$50,000 up to US$250,000 per year. Project proposals between six and twenty-four months will be considered. Funding levels should be consistent with the scope and capacity of your organization. Cost reasonableness is a factor in the consideration of proposals.

Who can Apply

Governmental and non-governmental organizations based in eligible countries can apply for grants.

  • Governmental organizations include, but are not limited to, national Ministries, state/provincial authorities, and city/municipal authorities & affiliate offices.
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with relevant advocacy experience aimed at changing or implementing policies including but not limited to civil society organizations, educational institutions (for example universities) and independent policy institutions (‘think tanks’).
  • Applicants must be recognized legal registered entities capable of entering into contractual arrangements, receiving foreign funds for the proposed activities and assuming legal and financial obligations.
  • NGO applicants cannot be the recipients of financial support from any tobacco product manufacturer or the parent, subsidiary or affiliate of a tobacco product manufacturer including PMI IMPACT and Foundation for a Smoke-free World.

The grants program does not fund individuals.

How to Apply

Applicants should first submit a short “Project Idea” using the online system at: www.tobaccocontrolgrants.org.

The deadline for submitting Project Ideas is 12:00pm hours, US Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5 hours) on Thursday, 22 February 2024.

Applications will only be accepted in English.

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