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Weber-Morgan Health Department Seeks Proposals to Address Youth Use of E-cigarettes, Marijuana, and Other Drugs

April 11, 2024

(Ogden, UT) – The Weber-Morgan Health Department (WMHD) is seeking proposals for projects that address root causes and factors associated with the youth use of electronic cigarettes, marijuana, and other drugs. Substance misuse/abuse continue to be an important public health concern contributing to morbidity and mortality rates. Evidence shows that the initiation of substance use in adolescence can lead to higher levels of misuse, abuse, and substance use disorders later in life.

WMHD is interested in working with, and supporting, community coalitions and organizations in the early prevention of adverse outcomes related to youth substance abuse by providing annual grants to eligible applicants anywhere from $10,000 – $100,000 per grant. The aim of this funding is to identify evidence-based projects and partnerships across Weber and Morgan counties who are committed to activities and interventions that focus on one or more risk or protective factors identified in the Utah Student Health and Risk Prevention Statewide Survey.

Project applications will be due no later than 11:59 PM May 31, 2024.

A virtual Q&A session will be provided on Friday, April 19. For more information and a link to the Q&A, please download the application or contact Heidi Niedfeldt, hniedfeldt@webercountyutah.gov or Nichol Blanch, nblanch@webercountyutah.gov.

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