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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 $2000, and awards will depend on the number and quality of applications received.

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. Tobacco control may address the reduction of smoking, prevention of vaping and smoking, or environmental change strategies which may include tobacco retailer education.

A virtual pre-proposal orientation meeting will be held through Google Meet on September 22, 2022, at 2 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 health department by October 14, 2022, no later than 4:30 p.m. A review team will evaluate the applications, and awards will be made after November 7th.  For more information or to request an application packet, please call the Worcester County Health Department Prevention Services at 410-632-1100 ext. 1108.