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Vaping Prevention Education Grant

Vaping Prevention Education Grant (2024-2027)

This Vaping Prevention Education Grant is made possible by funding from the Colorado Attorney General’s Office (also the Colorado Department of Law or DOL) as a result of a nationwide settlement the DOL secured from JUUL Labs, Inc. on behalf of Coloradans to address the youth vaping crisis. The DOL is partnering with CDE on this grant opportunity – and as part of a comprehensive, multifaceted approach combining education, prevention, and treatment – to support local education providers in their efforts to combat youth vaping. 

This grant program exists to provide funding to education providers serving grades K-12 to address the immediate and long-lasting health implications of vaping and the use of ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems) by youth. The purpose of this funding is to increase Colorado schools’ capacity to address the youth vaping crisis, which requires a multifaceted approach that combines education, prevention, and treatment that could include mental and behavioral health services for Colorado youth.

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This grant program must:

  • Address the youth vaping crisis through education, prevention, and treatment 
  • Provide professional development opportunities for school staff 
  • Increase family and community involvement in promoting healthy lifestyles and choices for students
  • Include activities and programming that incorporate youth voices and are culturally responsive.
  • Adopt or enhance comprehensive vaping and drug prevention policies that include ENDS and move towards student-centered alternatives to suspension approaches.

Grant Details

Applications Closed April 24, 2024

Who Can Apply? 

  • Local Education Providers (LEPs), on behalf of K-12 schools, are eligible to apply for this opportunity. An eligible LEP is:
  • A School District
  • A Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)
  • A Charter School authorized by a School District
  • A Charter School authorized by the Charter School Institute
  • Facility School
  • The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
  • An Indian tribe or tribal organization (as such terms are defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Act (25 U.S.C. 450b)).


Approximately $3.8 million in grants will be awarded to LEPs each year for three consecutive state fiscal years beginning in the 2024-2025 fiscal year. For year one of this grant program, funds must be expended by June 30, 2025. However, up to 20% of the awarded allocation is allowed to be carried over from year to year. Any funds carried over from year to year that exceed 20% of the total allocation may need to be returned to CDE.  ALL funds must be spent or returned to CDE at the end up to the end of year three of the grant (June 30, 2027).

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