What is a Mini-Grant?
The Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program offers ReACT mini-grant opportunities to successful applicants who are Montana students in grades 7-12. The grants fund tobacco awareness, education, and prevention activities at the community level.
Currently, reACT offers three topic choices for applicants to select from:
- Tobacco Product Prevention Campaigns
- Option 1: Cessation (Quitting) Promotion
- Option 2: Difference between Commercial & Sacred Tobacco in the American Indian Community
- Option 3: Community awareness of Point-of-Sale Marketing of tobacco and nicotine products
- Option 4: Work toward the Inclusion of E-cigarettes in the Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA)
- Days of Action Community Involvement
- Tobacco-Free Community Events
Youth provide leadership and collaborate with an adult advisor in their local areas. Applicants may request up to $4,000. The grants are competitive, so make yours awesome! Completed applications are reviewed by the Mini-Grant Committee consisting of the ReACT Youth Engagement Specialist, an American Indian Education Specialist, an urban Tobacco Education Specialist, and a rural Tobacco Education Specialist.
The Mini-Grant Committee will gather in October to review applications and select grantees. Successful applicants may receive full or partial funding for their projects. Keep this in mind while formulating your project budget, requesting only the amount necessary to complete your project successfully. Applicants will receive a certified letter by Thursday, October 20, 2022, with their results. Successful recipients will receive their funds by Monday, October 31, 2022.
For information, review the Mini-Grant Guidance document.
How to Apply
To submit a mini-grant application, follow the steps below:
- Identify a youth project leader
- Identify an adult project advisor
- Select a topic choice
- Identify project goal
- Identify project format
- Formulate a project budget
- Complete the online application
- Submit the application via mtreact.com by Monday, October 3, 2022
FY2023 Mini-Grant Cycle
- Friday, July 15th, 2022 – Application Opens
- Monday, October 3rd, 2022 – Application Closes
- Monday, October 17th, 2022 – Mini-Grant Committee Meets
- Thursday, October 20th, 2022 – Award Letters Sent
- Monday, October 31st, 2022 – Funds Granted
- June 30th, 2023 – Performance Period Ends
- Friday, July 14th, 2023 – Final Reports Due
Examples of What You Can Do with Mini-Grants
- “Know the Truth about Vaping” Escape Room
- Community-wide Point-of-Sale Scavenger Hunt
- “Truth About Vaping” Billboard design competition
- Vaping Awareness Trash Can Decals/Stickers (design, distribution)
- “The Known Harms of Vaping” Instagram Campaign
- “The Reality of Vaping” County-wide Instagram Post Competition
- Youth Project Leader
- Adult Project Advisor
- Youth in Grades 7-12
- Applicants may be in a formal club within their school, church, community organization, or an informal group of youth who are concerned with the devastation caused by commercial tobacco.
- Grant recipients must declare that they are not affiliated with, nor do they receive funding or materials from the Tobacco or Vaping Industry.
- Complete Online Application Submission
- Complete one W9 Form for the sponsoring organization
- Perform the activity by June 30, 2023
- Submit an online report at mtreact.com by July 14, 2023
It’s that time of year to start formulating a mini-grant project choice! Applications for the academic year 2022-23 open Friday, July 15, 2022.
Please complete the entire form with all requested attached documents. Incomplete applications submitted must be disqualified.
Grab your friends and start planning your project today!
This year we feature an online fillable bubble application.
For questions or further assistance with the application, please contact the ReACT Youth Engagement Specialist by email at Ashley.email@example.com.