The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Tobacco Prevention and Control Program is announcing a funding opportunity for the Vaping Prevention and Treatment Initiatives (VPTI) grant.
The VPTI grant is a response to the youth and young adult vaping epidemic and will fund projects that implement community or school-based prevention, intervention, and/or cessation strategies for young people up to age 24 on the topic of vaping.
DHS is seeking proposals from agencies that emphasize collaboration between community partners with innovative ideas to decrease the impact of JUUL and other electronic nicotine devices (ENDS). Funded partners will have a commitment to young people and a track record of implementing effective programs in Wisconsin. Previous commercial tobacco prevention work is not required.
Completed applications should be submitted via email by 5 p.m. on December 13, 2023. Award notifications will be made by December 22, 2023, and contracts will begin in early 2024. Please see the details below to learn more about this opportunity and application process.
Vaping Prevention and Treatment for People Under Age 24
This opportunity is for agencies including but not limited to non-profit organizations, community-based organizations, schools, and public health agencies in Wisconsin. Vaping is a complex social issue that requires solutions to be community driven and culturally sensitive. Collaborative, comprehensive proposals that bring together schools, partners, stakeholders, and experts are strongly encouraged.
Eligible organizations can apply to implement community or school-based prevention, intervention, and/or cessation strategies to address vaping among young people up to age 24. An application that focuses on social determinants of health (the environments and experiences in which people are born, grow, live, and work), and environmental and systems change (changing laws and rules and shaping environments to make healthy choices easy and practical for all) is in alignment with this opportunity. Previous commercial tobacco prevention work is not required.