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Applications for Strategic Grant Round

Announcing Round 32 of the Bloomberg Initiative To Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program

1 August 2022

Project Ideas are now being accepted for Round Thirty-two of the Grants Program.

The deadline for submission of Project Ideas is 12:00 hours, US Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5 hours) on 22 August 2022.

For further information about the Grants Program, including the Call for Proposals, information on how to apply for a grant and the online submission form, visit http://www.tobaccocontrolgrants.org/ Apply-for-a-Grant.

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The Tobacco Control Grants Program is an important component of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. The Grants Program is competitive and supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact, evidence-based tobacco control interventions aligned with the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the guidelines for its implementation. The Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program is jointly managed and run by The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK).

As part of the Strategic Grant round, applicants within the following ten priority countries may apply:

  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Bangladesh
  • Pakistan
  • Vietnam
  • Philippines
  • Brazil
  • Ukraine
  • Mexico

Priority will be given to projects that lead to sustainable improvements in tobacco control laws, regulations, and policies at the national or sub-national level (e.g. provinces, states, cities.). Project proposals should focus on tobacco control policy priorities including (but not restricted to):

  • Tax and price measures.
  • Direct and indirect advertising bans (including promotion and sponsorship)
  • Establishment of smoke-free policies for public places and workplaces
  • Policies for graphic warning labels on tobacco products
  • FCTC Article 5.3 policy (this must be in association with strengthening MPOWER policies)

Country

2022 Policy Focus

China

  1. Support national and subnational FCTC-compliant smoke-free policies
  2. Support effective tax and price measures for tobacco products
  3. Support FCTC-compliant pictorial warning labels

India

  1. Support effective tax and price measures for tobacco products
  2. Support effective, comprehensive subnational and national policies that reduce bidi consumption
  3. Advocate for FCTC-compliant COTPA amendment at the national level
  4. Support effective, comprehensive, FCTC-compliant implementation of TAPS and/or smoke-free policies
  5. Counter industry interference and/or support passage and implementation of

Article 5.3*

*Note, this must be combined with reference to support for MPOWER policies listed above.

Indonesia

  1. Increase tax and price of tobacco products
  2. Support passage and advocate for effective implementation of smoke-free and/or TAPS laws
  3. Support passage of larger FCTC-compliant pictorial health warnings
  4. Counter industry interference and/or support passage and implementation of

Article 5.3.*

*Note, this must be combined with reference to support for MPOWER policies listed above.

Bangladesh

  1. Increase tax and price of tobacco products
  2. Advocate for FCTC-compliant law amendment at the national level
  3. Support effective, comprehensive implementation of TAPS and/or smoke-free policies
  4. Support adoption of FCTC-complaint larger pictorial health warnings
  5. Counter industry interference and/or support passage of country specific Article 5.3 policy.*
  6. Advocate for effective regulation of new products

*Note, this must be combined with reference to support for MPOWER policies listed above.

Pakistan

  1. Increase tax and price of tobacco products
  2. Support adoption of FCTC-complaint larger pictorial health warnings
  3. Establish sustainable funding and/or implementation mechanism for tobacco control
  4. Support the effective, comprehensive, FCTC-compliant implementation of TAPS and smoke-free at the city and/or province level
  5. Advocate for effective regulation of new products

Vietnam

  1. Increase tax and price of tobacco products
  2. Advocate for implementation of smoke-free and TAPS law
  3. Counter industry interference

Philippines

  1. Support passage and implementation of tobacco tax increases
  2. Advocate for implementation of local and national smoke-free laws
  3. Counter industry interference and support passage of law removing industry from

IAC-T (amendment of RA 9211) and implementation of existing Article 5.3 policy (JMC).*

*Note, this must be combined with reference to support for MPOWER policies listed above.

Brazil

  1. Increase tax and price of tobacco products
  2. Support the maintenance of the ban on electronic smoking devices (ENDS and HTPs).
  3. Monitor TI interference/Conflict of interest/Implementation of Art 5.3 throughout Brazilian government
  4. Support passage and effective implementation of more comprehensive TAPS policies
  5. Support strengthening of packaging and labeling policies

Mexico

  1. Support adoption of effective regulation for the implementation of the smoke-free law and comprehensive TAPS ban authorized under the General Law for Tobacco Control
  2. Increase tax and price of tobacco products
  3. Counter industry interference and/or support passage and implementation of Article 5.3.*

*Note, this must be combined with reference to support for MPOWER policies listed above.

Ukraine



 

  1. Support effective implementation of the new tobacco control law and relevant regulations.
  2. Advocate for adoption of a point-of-sale ban
  3. Increase tax and price of tobacco products
  4. Counter industry interference and/or support passage and implementation of Article 5.3.*

*Note, this must be combined with reference to support for MPOWER policies listed above.