Community Advocacy Grants build and sustain strong communities, address and eliminate disparities in smoking and other tobacco use in Louisiana and create opportunities for youth engagement.



Research indicates that youth exposure to tobacco marketing in the retail environment is correlated to youth tobacco use.  Because the industry is focused on point-of-sale advertising, tobacco control educators and policy makers need to focus their attention there as well.  

We fund projects that:

  • Aim to reduce youth exposure to tobacco product displays and other tobacco marketing
  • Demonstrate a proven record of advocacy efforts and outreach in their community/region
  • Demonstrate communities’ needs and organizational capacities of how their organization plans to implement the activities requested, and how these plans fit into their existing organizational structure

We give priority to organizations who:

  • Engage youths age 11 – 17 in current programming
  • Promote youth advocacy, participation and engagement
  • Have the ability to provide transportation to and from required activities

Who can apply?

  • Community youth groups or youth organizations with 501(c)3 status
    • Organizations must provide a copy of the IRS letter stating your non-profit status
  • Any private or public Louisiana school serving students 11-17 years of age
    • Schools must provide a copy of the most recent IRS 990 report (nonprofit tax return). If a 990 tax return has not previously been filed, explain why in your Application.

These grants, along with other TFL programs, play an important role in changing community norms around tobacco use and perceptions of the tobacco industry.