Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program

The Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program is a global initiative to reduce tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries.

The Initiative supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact evidence-based tobacco control interventions. Proposals must focus on achieving policy change that will lead to substantial reductions in tobacco use. Priority is given to projects that lead to sustainable improvements in tobacco control laws, regulations, and policies at the national or sub-national level.

Project proposals should focus on tobacco control policy priorities including, but not restricted to:

  • tax and price measures;
  • direct and indirect advertising bans;
  • establishment of smoke-free legislation for public places and workplaces;
  • policies for graphic warning labels on tobacco products; and,
  • FCTC Article 5.3 policy (in association with strengthening MPOWER policies).

Two rounds of grants are awarded annually, an Open Grant Round and a Strategic Grant Round. The Open Grant Round is open to organizations from all low- and middle-income countries (as categorized by the World Bank). The Strategic Grant Round is open to organizations from priority countries, including Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Ukraine, and Vietnam. Priorities may vary by country.

Support is provided through calls for proposals.

Application Procedures

Application guidelines are available on the program's website when there is an open call for proposals.