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New Funding Opportunity Available to Advance Health Equity Related to Tobacco

Snow Hill, MD-The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) is requesting proposals to address tobacco use disparities as a result of receiving funds from the State of Maryland to advance health equity by identifying and eliminating tobacco, diabetes, and chronic disease related health inequities and disparities.

Community-based organizations, churches, private entities, non-profits, and workplaces are encouraged to apply. Organizations can request up to $10,000 and awards will depend on the number and quality of applications received. A total of $20,000 is available to support these efforts.

Projects can include public awareness, community outreach, education, youth vaping prevention, youth advocacy, and tobacco health literacy. Tobacco control may address the reduction of smoking, prevention of vaping and smoking, or environmental change strategies. Funds should be used for projects implemented in places where residents live, work, learn, play and worship.

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.