Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Grant

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Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Grant

Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Application Cycle

The MSA Grant application process is available to all eligible nonprofit and local government agencies seeking funding for programs to provide health-related services to residents of Napa County.

Subject to the Board of Supervisors' approval, the application cycle for fiscal-year 2015-2016 grants will begin December 3, 2014 and follow the key dates listed here.

Mandatory Pre-Application Meeting

All agencies interested in applying for a MSA Grant must have a representative attend a mandatory pre-application meeting:

December 3, 2014

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Health and Human Services Agency South Campus

2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive

Building 1 Cafeteria

MSA Grant application materials will be available at the meeting.

Proposed Rating Criteria and Process Changes

In order to simplify the application process and clarify the intent of the rating criteria, the following set of MSA Grant Rating Criteria is being proposed for fiscal years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017:

Proposed MSA Grant Rating Criteria Fiscal Years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017

In addition to the proposed set of criteria, the following changes to the process will be presented to the Board of Supervisors for approval:

  • Carry pre-application scores over to the full application; final scores would combine scores on pre- and full-application criteria. Score modifiers would remain the same as in previous years.
  • Remove the tobacco criterion which previously awarded points to applicants for providing tobacco cessation services and replace it as a minimum qualification, requiring provision of tobacco cessation services or a memorandum of understanding demonstrating referral of clients for such services, unless the applicant can demonstrate that its program serves a client group for which cessation services are not appropraite, for example, children.

Until the Napa County Board of Supervisors approves the changes to the criteria and process, all MSA dates and documents are in draft form. We will be seeking guidance/approval from the Board of Supervisors at their November 25 meeting. We will release the final MSA Grant criteria, dates, and process at the mandatory pre-application meeting on December 3, 2014, when the pre-application process is set to officially start.

For more information, please contact:

 Mitch Wippern, Deputy Director - Operations

707-259-8653

mitch.wippern@countyofnapa.org