The California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 (Proposition 56) provides local public agencies with funding to promote a healthier California by reducing illegal sales and marketing of cigarettes and tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to minors. The Office of the Attorney General makes these annual funds available to local law enforcement agencies through the California Department of Justice Tobacco Grant Program.
In December 2019, the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education was awarded a three-year grant in the amount of $427,927.00. Grant funds will be used to provide anti-tobacco outreach and education to all San Luis Obispo youth and families, and reduce access to tobacco through collaboration with law enforcement to increase enforcement of laws prohibiting the underage tobacco sales to minors.
Tobacco Use Prevention Education
Tobacco Grant Program