Are you a college administrator, faculty or staff, or student frustrated by secondhand smoke exposure on your campus?  Your institution may be eligible to apply for funding to implement a smoke- or tobacco-free policy! 

The American Cancer Society, under the direction of its Center for Tobacco Control, announced the fourth round of applications for their Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI) Grant Program to accelerate and expand the adoption and implementation of 100% smoke- and tobacco-free policies on college and university campuses across the nation.

TFGCI addresses a critical need and is being supported by the CVS Health Foundation, as part of their #BeTheFirst campaign, a five-year, $50 million commitment to deliver the first tobacco-free generation.

Grant Information
Grants ranging from $8,000 – $20,000 have been awarded to 81 institutions since the program’s inception in 2016; and they are hoping to fund over 25 schools in this next round. In addition to the grant funding, awardees will receive technical assistance throughout the policy planning and implementation process through one-on-one consultations with TFGCI Field Specialists, webinars and various, other resources.

Funding is available to any and all public or private, non-profit, higher education institutions in the United States, accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency, including, technical and vocational schools. Please note that institutions with partial smoke- and/or tobacco-free policies and those without any policy are both eligible to apply!

All applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by 5 p.m. ET. If interested, a letter of intent to apply must be submitted to as soon as the decision to apply has been made.

To learn more and for application materials, visit For questions, contact Bidisha Sinha, MPH, at