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PAGE2 <br />MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />SUBJECT: GRANT APPLICATION FOR TOBACCO PREVENTION INITIATIVES FUNDS <br />October 5, 2010 <br />permits. In addition, resources such as tecluucal assistance, community outreach, and <br />communication shategies are available to support cities' efforts. <br />In order to participate in this funding opportunity, a work plan and budget must be submitted to <br />the PHD by October 22. Any funds remaining after this deadline will be reallocated to the <br />participating cities. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />Staff recommends that the Town apply for this funding, with the goal of using it for athree- <br />pronged approach to tobacco prevention: policy, enforcement, and education. <br />Policy. An evaluation of current Town policies on the subject of tobacco use and tobacco <br />prevention would be conducted, and a plan for improvements to those policies would be <br />developed and then implemented. <br />Enforcement. A review of current enforcement efforts would be made. The review would <br />include signage in public areas such as parks, and a plan for improvements to those enforcement <br />efforts would be developed and implemented. <br />Education. The Town would develop and implement a comprehensive education program, <br />which could include working with local schools to supplement smoking education and smoking <br />cessation efforts. <br />CONCLUSION: <br />Staff recommends that the Town Council authorize the Town Manager to submit a grant <br />application to the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department for Tobacco Prevention <br />Initiatives Funds. <br />ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT <br />The recommended action is not a project defined under CEQA, and no further action is required <br />FISCAL IMPACT: <br />If the grant funds are received, a budget adjustment will be required in the amount of $18,360. <br />These funds will be pass-through, as they are one-time funds restricted to use on tobacco <br />prevention efforts. <br />Distribution: <br />Kathy Yu, County of Santa Clara Public Health Department (via email: <br />katherine.yu@phd. sccgov.org) <br />