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RFP #852R008: Grants for Youth Tobacco Use Prevention Research

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth announces its Best Value Request for Proposals (RFP) funding opportunity for research projects. Virginia universities, nonprofit/charitable organizations, government entities and businesses are eligible to submit proposals for the three-year contract period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018.

Individual grant awards will not exceed $150,000 per year ($450,000 total for all three years) to implement tobacco use prevention/cessation programs in Virginia communities.

Online proposals are due and must be uploaded by 11:59p.m., Eastern Time, February 2, 2015.  


Related application forms, detailed instructions for completing the forms and Terms and Conditions can be downloaded through the online system or by clicking on the links below:

About VFHYOverview

Established in 1999 by the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) empowers Virginia’s youth to make healthy choices by promoting active, nutritious and tobacco-free living.

Grantee OverviewOverview

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth issues grants for programs and initiatives to reduce and prevent youth tobacco use and childhood obesity throughout the Commonwealth each year. Members of Regional Advisory Boards consisting of community representatives...

Tobacco OverviewOverview

Established by the Virginia General Assembly in 1999, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) leads a statewide effort...


Obesity is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled. The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth works to reduce and prevent childhood obesity by funding and training community-based coalitions.


The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth has provided quality regional trainings to prevention professionals throughout the state of Virginia since 2005.