The Tobacco Regulation Awareness, Communication, and Education Program (U1A)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is being issued to announce the availability of an estimated 12-15 cooperative agreements to be awarded under a Limited Competition for the Tobacco Regulation Awareness, Communication, and Education Program.The purpose of the Tobacco Regulation Awareness, Communication,

and Education Program is to assist entities to establish or expand health education and communication programs at the community level congruent with the Tobacco Control Act.

The Program will advance public health by supporting community-based programs that work to identify and disseminate evidence-based, community-level best practices and improving access to standardized, community-level data.

Strong applications will seek to educate and communicate to 1) promote the understanding of the consequences of tobacco use through individual and community actions; 2) protect youth from the dangers of tobacco use; and 3) increase cessation among those who use tobacco products.

Funding recipients must implement a comprehensive public education and/or communication program that addresses federal tobacco regulations and the public health goals which flow directly from them, as identified in the applicant’s needs assessment and that will improve health outcomes for members of target population(s).

Related Programs

Tobacco Regulation Awareness, Communication, and Education Program

Department of Health and Human Services

Agency: Food and Drug Administration


Estimated Funding: $800,000

Who's Eligible

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CTP’s cooperative agreement program is meant to foster partnerships between governmental agencies and community-based organizations to promote the public's health by educating Americans about the goals of FDA tobacco product regulation and the risks of tobacco use.

These efforts are rooted in the Tobacco Control Act and in regulatory activities that CTP has conducted and will conduct.

To best accomplish this goal, non-profit organizations (other than institutions of higher education), governmental agencies, and faith-based or community-based organizations are uniquely positioned to engage partners and build coalitions in unique, efficient and highly effective ways and have the experience to implement evidence-based tobacco prevention and cessation programs aimed at reaching vulnerable target populations.

Higher education organizations will have the opportunity to participate in this program as sub-awardees.

A community-based organization is defined as a public or private nonprofit organization of demonstrated effectiveness that: (1) Is representative of a community or significant segments of a community; and (2) Provides educational or related services to individuals in the community.

This cooperative agreement program is only available to eligible organizations who demonstrate collaboration between at least one governmental agency and at least one community-based organization.

If a lead applicant is a government agency, it must partner with at least one community-based organization.

If a lead applicant is a community-based organization, it must partner with a governmental agency.

The following organizations/entities are eligible to apply: Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education); Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education); State Governments; County Governments; City or Township Governments; Special District Governments; Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); U. S. Territory or Possession; and Faith-based or Community-based Organizations.

This cooperative agreement program is not available to any organization if it or any of its officers or employees, partners, affiliates, agents, contractors, or subcontractors maintains any of the following financial interests or business arrangements: (a) provides consulting services or other contractual services to a tobacco product manufacturer, distributor, or retailer, as those terms are defined by the Tobacco Control Act (hereinafter "tobacco entity"; (b) serves as an expert witness on behalf of a tobacco entity; (c) conducts research sponsored by or directed by a tobacco entity (either directly or indirectly); (d) sits on a corporate board or advisory board of a tobacco entity; (e) lobbies or testifies on regulatory or legislative matters on behalf of a tobacco entity; (f) names any building, program, or project after a tobacco entity, a tobacco brand, or a tobacco entity employee; or (g) receives funds from a tobacco entity.

The above does not apply where an organization receives funds from a tobacco entity pursuant to a court order or statutory directive and the tobacco entity does not retain any control over the use of such funds.

If awarded a cooperative agreement, the organization and its officers and employees, as well as its partners, affiliates, agents, contractors and subcontractors must refrain from engaging in any of the activities listed in (a) - (g) above during the course of the cooperative agreement program.

By submitting an application, applicants affirm that they meet the eligibility requirements described in this section.

Foreign Institutions Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply.

Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U. S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.

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