In the matter of approving agreements for youth tobacco prevention projects between Citizens for Safe Schools, Friends of the Children- Klamath Basin, Lutheran Community Services Northwest- Klamath, and Oregon State University Klamath County Extension Office and Klamath County Public Health (KCPH). –Jennifer Little, Public Health
Background: Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) operates the Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP) and regularly partners with community organizations and citizens to reduce the burden of tobacco in the county. With the passage of ballot measure 108, KCPH received additional TPEP dollars that must be spent by June 30, 2023. KCPH issued a request for applications (RFA) to community-based organizations who previously applied to Oregon Health Authority for tobacco prevention funding but were not funded. Additionally, the RFA was sent to other community partners working on programs aimed at preventing youth initiation of tobacco, particularly among at-risk youth.
KCPH would like to fund the following four projects: 1. Citizens for Safe Schools - Youth Led Action program: $39,072.50; 2. Friends of the Children- Klamath Basin - Friends (mentor) and Tribal Engagement Coordinator: $30,000; 3. Lutheran Community Services Northwest- Klamath - Klamath Project Youth Empowerment: $38,598; 4. Oregon State University Klamath County Extension Office - School Vape Detectors: $40,000.
Recommended Motion: Move to approve the agreements for the youth tobacco prevention projects with Citizens for Safe Schools, Friends of the Children- Klamath Basin, Lutheran Community Services Northwest- Klamath, and Oregon State University Klamath County Extension Office. Fiscal impact is expense of $147,670.50. Expenses will be paid out of Health Promotion funding sub department 4049. Authorize department head to sign.