***MINI-GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY:
The Frederick County Health Department's Behavioral Health Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program has extended the deadline for accepting applications for the grant opportunity listed below.
Youth Tobacco Use Prevention Mini-Grants Now Available:
The Frederick County Health Department’s Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program invites your organization to apply for a Youth Tobacco Use Prevention mini-grant. One grant of up to $2,450 is available to community organizations in Frederick County for use of tobacco prevention activities that educate youth about the dangers of youth tobacco use, including preventing youth vaping/e-cigarette use. Grants awarded on a competitive basis and priority given to virtual interactions or other delivery methods that incorporate appropriate COVID safety protocols. All funded activities need to be completed by Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
Applications are due no later than Monday, April 12, 2021- submit applications electronically to Laura LaMotte at llamotte@FrederickCountyMD.gov.
Please see the application instructions and other documents below:
Covid 19 has changed our day to day operations we want to let you know we are still up and ready to help you with your quit attempt. We are still available for cessation service via phone, text and email and can assist with community resources available.
Almost 70% of Smokers want to Quit. Are you one of them? Smokers can and do quit smoking. In fact, today there are more former smokers than current smokers.
There are lots of different ways to quit. Some people quit cold turkey and others choose to get help from proven quit methods such as counseling and medication. You can quit. We can help.
1-800-Quit-Now is a free confidential service that offers both phone and text cessation help 24/7.
Smokefree.gov has online resources and information about quitting and up to date information about smoking and Covid-19
Center for Disease Control offers guidance to cessation and online resources
Tobacco Free Frederick offers free tobacco cessation services for Frederick County Residents. Group cessation classes are held once a week for six weeks. Individuals may also attend one-on-one cessation counseling sessions. Counseling participants are eligible for free nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenges) with the consent of the physician.
For Frederick County employers, non-profits, community organizations, and government agencies, the Tobacco Free Frederick program can offer free on-site Stop Smoking for Life classes
To find out when the next class is starting or to make an individual appointment call: 301-600-1755.
For additional information and resources regarding tobacco and vaping, please visit the Frederick County Health Department’s Behavioral Health Services youth prevention campaign website: Stay In The Know
Behavioral Health Services Prevention Program staff are available to attend events, offer resources and provide information regarding tobacco and vaping to individuals and groups. Contact Todd Crum at TCrum1@FrederickCountyMD.gov or call 301-600-1755.
Funding for these programs are provided by Cigarette Restitution Fund Grant through the Maryland Department of Health.