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Worcester County Health Department: New Funding is Available For Community Tobacco Cessation and Enforcement Projects

Snow Hill, MD-The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD is requesting proposals to address tobacco control and enforcement as a result of receiving Cigarette Restitution Funds through the State of Maryland. Community-based organizations, churches, private entities, non-profits, and workplaces are encouraged to apply.

Projects can include public awareness, community outreach, education, recruitment and referral to tobacco cessation, advocacy, tobacco retailer education, promotion of tobacco cessation among pregnant women, and other health related activities. Tobacco control may address the reduction of smoking, prevention of smoking, or environmental change strategies which may include tobacco retailer education.

 A virtual pre-proposal orientation meeting will be held through Google Meet on August 26, 2021 at 2 p.m. If you plan to attend this orientation session, please RSVP to Crystal Bell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Applications must be returned to the health department by September 13 no later than 4:30 p.m. A review team of local citizens will evaluate the applications and awards will be made after October 8 ranging from $1,000-$2,000.  For more information or to request an application packet, please call Worcester County Health Department Prevention Services at 410-632-1100 ext. 1108.