Tobacco Use Prevention Grants (2021) - VFHY
Tobacco Use Prevention Grants (2021)

Request for proposals (RFP) due Mar. 22, 2021


VFHY is excited to announce a new round of three-year Tobacco Use Prevention funding (RFP #852P022). There are two funding categories available:

  1. Youth Development will fund tobacco, nicotine, and vaping prevention or cessation instruction.  VFHY will provide organizations up to $50,000 per year for three years.
  2. Community Innovation will fund the development of new and innovative strategies to reduce tobacco-, nicotine-, and vaping-related youth health disparities. VFHY will provide organizations up to $30,000 per year for three years.

Applicants may apply for either Youth Development or Community Innovation funding, but not both. A total of up to $8,280,000 is available over three years ($2,760,000 annually) to prevent and reduce youth tobacco, nicotine, and vaping product use across Virginia.

Before submitting a proposal, Applicants must read the RFP Instructions and attend one of the six mandatory Pre-Proposal Conferences.

Online proposals are due by March 22, 2021 (5:00 pm).

The contract period is July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024.

Grants Calendar

Release of RFP
Thursday, January 7, 2021

Pre-Proposal Conferences

VFHY is hosting six Pre-Proposal Conferences via Zoom. Applicants must attend one conference. Pre-registration is required. Register by clicking on the desired date below.

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021 (10-11:30 am) 
  • Monday, January 25, 2021 (10-11:30 am) 
  • Monday, February 1, 2021 (10-11:30 am) 
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021 (2-3:30 pm) 
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (2-3:30 pm) 
  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021 (2-3:30 pm) 

Optional Grant Writing Workshops

These workshops are designed especially for organizations with limited grant writing experience. They will include information about applying for grants in general and will not necessarily include specific information about this grant. Register by clicking on the desired date below.

  • Thursday, February 4, 2021 (1:00 – 3:00 pm) 
  • Friday, February 5, 2021 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) 

Proposals Due Via Online Grants Portal

Monday, March 22, 2021 (5:00 pm)

Notice of Intent to Award Posted on VFHY Website

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Grants Begin

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Proposal Forms and Documents 

The following documents need to be reviewed in order to write your proposal: 

The following forms need to be downloaded and saved. You will edit these forms and upload them as part of your online proposal.

Please note: To reduce chances of human error, the workplans have had their editing restricted. However, you may find this limiting, as it will prevent you from easily copying and pasting rows. You are welcome to turn off the restriction:

  1. Open up the Workplan
  2. Click the Review tab at the top of the page
  3. Click Restrict Editing (or click Protect and then Restrict Editing).
  4. Click Stop Protection, enter the password: 2021, and select OK.

If you choose to remove restricted editing, please do not add any additional rows.

Youth Development 

Community Innovation 


Do not begin an application until you have read the RFP Instructions and selected a funding category. If your organization does not already have a grant portal account, you will be prompted to create a new one before you can view the Youth Development or Community Innovation applications 

Start your application today

RFP 852P022 Addendum 1 (Issued Feb. 12, 2021)


If you have general questions about the RFP, please contact VFHY Director of Programs Michael Parsons at  

If you have any particular questions about your proposal, please contact the Regional Grants Administrator (RGA) for your region. 

Southeast Region

Judy Sparrow

Southwest Region

Jenny Martin

North Region

Lisa Brown

Central Region

Terri-ann Brown