Mini Grants

Overview

Mini-Grants provide funding for tobacco control programs at the community level throughout the State of Montana.  Mini-Grants currently support youth-led activities and projects in the following topic areas;

  • Tobacco Free Schools
  • Tobacco Free Parks
  • Counter-Marketing at Local Events
  • Point of Sale Advocacy
  • Social Media (facebook, Instagram, snapchat, memes, etc)
  • E-cigarettes Education

Mini-Grant applications should be developed in collaboration by teens and adults and applications are open to anyone in Montana. Mini-Grants are available annually and can supplement funding for youth tobacco prevention projects in the above topic areas. Applicants can request up to $4000. Selected applicants may receive partial or full funding of their project up to $4000.

If you have any questions, please contact Mackenzie Petersen at 406-444-6911 or Mackenzie.petersen@mt.gov. Please see below for policy and procedure information and please be aware that the grant application process is competitive. Mini-Grant applications for the year 2018-2019 are due by close of business on Friday, September 28th, 2018.

FY-19-Grant-Application PDF

FY 19 Grant Application WORD

FY 19 Policy Grant Guidance

Evaluation Toolkit

2017-2018 Grant Recipients

These 12 organizations received a mini-grant for the 2017-2018 fiscal year:

  • Bridger reACT with Bridger Public Schools: Youth tobacco prevention activities that include educational activities in schools, a monthly newsletter and policy advocacy with local community groups and elected officials.
  • Liberty County Hospital and Nursing Home: Support tobacco prevention goals and education components through a variety of youth-specific activities in the school district led by the local youth reACT group.
  • Tobacco Free Ravalli with Ravalli County: Supports ongoing tobacco prevention activities directed at point of sale advocacy, Make Some Noise Rally and obtaining community support for a Tobacco Free Park Policy led by local youth reACT group.
  • Lewis and Clark County Public Health: Supports a multi-faceted billboard design campaign for youth with the final winning design incorporating into a point-of-sale billboard on Highway 12.
  • Valley County Health Department Supports on-going tobacco prevention efforts to increase reACT participation, conduct tobacco prevention activities and maintain a presence at community events like the County Health Fair, JJMT Youth Basketball Tournament and High School Rodeo.
  • Coyote react with Shelby Public Schools: Support on-going reACT activities and recruitment and to support community education on new Smoke Free Park ordinance in Shelby.
  • Choteau School: Supports on-going reACT activities specifically targeting student athletes and younger cigarettes with education on e-cigarettes and alternative nicotine products.
  • Fairfield High School: Supports Fairfield reACT to conduct policy advocacy activities specific to Tobacco Free School policies and qualitative research design and implementation of a youth based survey to better understand the knowledge and attitudes around tobacco.
  • Boulder Elementary School: Supports local reACT group in organizing a community-wide Kick Butts day followed by letters to the editor and a school-based family event.
  • A-DLC Public Health Department: Supports an “Amazing Race Event” with planned challenges and activities to raise awareness, educate and publish education on the dangers of e-cigarette use, smoke free housing, smoke free parks, CIAA and second hand smoke.
  • Health Occupation Students of America-Belgrade High School: Supports the Belgrade HOSA chapter with implementation of a needs assessment at Belgrade High School to focus tobacco prevention efforts to understand how to combat point of sale marketing through elementary school youth tobacco prevention education.
  • Glacier County Health Department: Supports on-going prevention activities conducted by reACT group such as participation in Red Ribbon Week, hosting education events addressing marketing tactics of corporate tobacco and increase youth leadership skills among coalition members.

Tools and Resources

Community Toolkbox: Applying for Grants

Taking Down Tobacco: Policy Advocacy Training for Youth and Adult Allies from Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

 CDC Guide for Social Media

CDC Social Media Toolkit

Public Health Media Advocacy Action Guide