FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     

JENNIFER JOHNSON                

(Office) 410-219-3947 (Cell) 410-251-5379



(January 8, 2023, Salisbury, MD) The Wicomico County Health Department’s Tobacco Program has received funding from Maryland Department of Health’s Tobacco, Diabetes and Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Initiative.  This is to provide funding to Wicomico County organizations interested in developing and conducting programs to African-American youth & adults that reduce the use of tobacco/products among youth, educate on secondhand smoke/vape, tobacco-free home norms and/or other outdoor restrictions Any Wicomico County community organizations, including civic organizations, youth groups, counseling centers, human service organizations, foster care agencies, faith-based organizations, non-profit agencies, etc. are encouraged to apply. 

Smoking/tobacco use increases the risk for developing diabetes, and those who have diabetes and smoke are more likely to have difficulty with managing their condition. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, persons with diabetes who smoke are more likely to have serious health problems from diabetes, including heart disease and kidney disease.

Grant proposal packages with detailed proposal specifications may be obtained at our website (click on OPEN BIDS on main page) or at the Wicomico County Health Department, Seth H. Hurdle Building, 108 East Main Street, Room 210, Salisbury, MD 21801.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a pre-proposal meeting to address questions about the grant proposal submission process. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 3:00 pm at Wicomico County Health Department: Adkins Building, Second Floor Administration Conference Room (801 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD).  Attendance is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory.

Proposal packages must be received no later than Monday, February 20, 2023 at 4:00 p.m., EST. Groups selected will be awarded up to $6,000 in funding.  Questions can be directed to Carol Fenner at (443) 614-8869 or [email protected]. 



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