Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living Awards Community Advocacy Grant to Delgado
The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL), a program of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center and administered by the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), recently awarded $129,000 in Community Advocacy Grants (CAGs). In total, more than 16 Louisiana-based community organizations received from $3,000 to $12,000 each in one-year grant funding that began on July 1, 2015.
The selected organizations include:
New Orleans Area:
Warren Easton Charter High School - $12,000 Delgado Community College - $3,000 Loyola University - $3,000 Dillard University - $3,000
Baton Rouge Area:
Face to Face Enrichment Center - $12,000 Baton Rouge AIDS Society - $12,000
Beacon Light of Houma - $12,000 South Central Louisiana Technical College - $3,000 Start Corporation - $12,000 L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College - $3,000
Lafayette Area: LSU-Eunice - $3,000 Lake Charles Area: SOWELA Technical Community College - $3,000 Alexandria Area: Arthur F. Smith Middle School - $12,000 Shreveport Area: Campti Field of Dreams - $12,000 Monroe Area: Delta Community Enhancement Program, Inc. - $12,000 Mandeville Area: ADAPT, Inc. - $12,000
In Louisiana, an estimated 5.2 percent of middle school students and 12.6 percent of high school students smoke. Additionally, more than 1,200 people die daily due to smoking, and for every one of those deaths, at least two new youths or young adults become regular smokers.
In light of these increasingly startling statistics, TFL grantees will use their funding to support tobacco prevention and control programs that facilitate youth empowerment, promote advocacy, and engage special populations – including youth (ages 11-17) and college students (ages 18-24) that are disproportionately impacted by tobacco and secondhand smoke.
For more information or to view the full application in detail, visit www.tobaccofreeliving.org and view the TFL CAG 2015-2016 RFA.