• / News


New Funding Opportunity Available To Address 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. Organizations can request up to $4,000 for community-based activities and $7,000 for tobacco retailer education. Awards will depend on the number and quality of applications received.

Community-based projects can include public awareness, community outreach, education, youth vaping prevention, recruitment and referral to tobacco cessation, advocacy, tobacco retailer education, promotion of tobacco cessation among pregnant women, and other health related activities. Projects may address the reduction of smoking, prevention of vaping and smoking, or environmental change strategies. Tobacco enforcement project efforts must include one on one retailer education about youth tobacco and vape access laws for 30 Worcester County tobacco retailers, providing 2 education sessions for each retailer (total of 60 education sessions).

A virtual pre-proposal orientation meeting will be held through Google Meet on July 18, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. If you plan to attend this orientation session, 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 Worcester County Health Department (6040 Public Landing Rd. Snow Hill, MD.) by August 2, 2024, no later than 4:30 p.m. A review team will evaluate the applications, and awards will be made after August 23, 2024. Digital application packets can be found at worcesterhealth.org/minigrant. For more information or to request a paper application packet, please call the Worcester County Health Department Prevention Services at 410-632-1100 ext. 1108.