The TUPE Program provides support, training, technical assistance and information to districts in the development and implementation of tobacco free policies and practices in schools. LEAs last received TUPE entitlement funds in 2008-09 which were to be expended by June 30, 2011. TUPE funds are now only allocated through competitive grants funded via Proposition 99 to districts that are certified as Tobacco Free. TUPE grant opportunities are released by the California Department of Education in the fall.
For information on the Tobacco Free Certification Process, list of Certified Tobacco Free School Districts and COE's, Tobacco Free Certification Forms, and sample Tobacco Free Policies and Administrative Regulations, please visit:
The Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California offers low cost Tobacco Free materials, including the signage required to become Tobacco Free Certified: http://www.tecc.org/
For smoking prevention and cessation resources, please visit
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