Expenditure Reports for Fiscal Year 2017–18Tobacco-Use Prevention Education Program Proposition 56 Annual Expenditure Report California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Act of 2016 Fund.
Tobacco-Use Prevention Education Program Proposition 56 Annual Expenditure Report
Proposition 56, approved by the California voters in the November 2016 General Election, increased the tax on each pack of cigarettes sold in the state by $2.00. The initiative increased the tax on other tobacco products by an equivalent amount, including e-cigarettes for the first time. This tax is deposited into the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 Fund.
The 2017–18 Budget Act appropriates funds from the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 Fund for several purposes, including tobacco-use prevention education in schools. The California Department of Education (CDE) receives 15 percent to prevent and reduce the use of tobacco and nicotine products by young people as described in California Health and Safety Code Section 104420.
The 2017–18 Budget Act appropriates $1,574,000 in State Operation (Line item 6100-001-3309). The State Operation funds are used to augment services provided by the Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Office staff, to support the purposes and objectives of Proposition 56, provide travel expenses for expanded on-site monitoring of grants, training of county office of education coordinators, and costs for grant coordinator trainings. From the total Budget Act Appropriation, the CDE TUPE Office expended $76,456, that represents 5 percent from the State Operation Funding.
The 2017–18 Budget Act appropriates $30,389,000 in Local Assistance projects (Line Item 6100-101-3309). The TUPE Program distributed funding to local educational agencies (LEAs) through several competitive and formula-based programs:
- The Tobacco Prevention and Control Grants—has been allocated $26,202,000 and has expended $10,696,806.86, that represents 41 percent from the total allocation that has been encumbered for Tier 2 Grants to enforce tobacco-free policies and administration of the California Healthy Kids Survey; provision of services to pregnant minors and minor parents; implementation of an evidence-based curriculum; cessation services and activities that promote youth engagement and advocacy in addressing tobacco education and tobacco-related policies, both at the school and in the community. A total of $15,505,193.14 will be available for encumbrance in fiscal year (FY) 2019–20.
- American Indian Education Grants—has been allocated $500,000 and has expended $200,000, that represents 40 percent from total allocation that has been encumbered to implement supplemental prevention education, intervention and cessation programs, and youth development programs directed at the reduction of commercial tobacco use among youth. A total of $300,000 will be available for encumbrance in FY 2019–20.
- The County Technical Assistance Fund for the TUPE Grant—has been allocated $3,687,000 and has expended $3,687,000, that represents 100 percent from the total allocation that has been encumbered to provide funding to county offices of education to plan, develop, and implement capacity building, technical assistance and training, and program monitoring and improvement services for TUPE activities implemented by LEAs.