About the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program
The Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program is an important component of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use.
With funds from Michael R. Bloomberg, through his charitable foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Grants Program is competitive and supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions.
In 2008, WHO packaged and promoted six proven measures to reduce tobacco use worldwide. Known as MPOWER, the measures support scale up of specific provisions of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) on the ground
Two rounds of grants are awarded annually, an Open Grant Round and a Strategic Grant Round
Open Grant Round (OGR) – An international competitive grant round, open to applicants from any low or middle-income country. OGR applications should focus on a national policy gap in their country in the PWER areas of MPOWER, or FCTC Article 5.3 policy (this must be in association with strengthening MPOWER policies).
Strategic Grant Round (SGR) – This round is only open to applicants from the ten priority countries, and is focused on the priority issues identified for each of those countries.
Applications are welcome from all low- and middle-income countries.
The Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use places a priority on countries with the highest prevalence of tobacco use.
The ten priority countries are: