TUPE Expenditure Report for Fiscal Year 2020-21Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) 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 for FY 2020–21 California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 Fund
Proposition 56, approved by the California voters in the November 2016 general election, increased, by $2.00 the tax on each pack of cigarettes sold in the state. The initiative increased the tax on other tobacco products by an equivalent amount, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) for the first time. This tax revenue is deposited into the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 Fund.
The 2020–21 State Budget appropriated 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 funds to prevent and reduce the use of tobacco and nicotine products by young people as described in Section 104420 of the California Health and Safety Code (HSC).
The 2020–21 State Budget appropriated $734,000 in State Operations from Revenue and Taxation Code Section 30130.57(b)(1) and (f). The State Operations funds are used for compensation of and benefits for the Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Office staff, to support the purposes and objectives of Proposition 56, to fund staff travel for expanded onsite monitoring of grants, to fund conferences and training for staff, and to cover other ongoing costs associated with program administration. From the total State Budget Appropriation, the CDE TUPE Office expended $734,000, representing 100 percent of the allocated State Operations funding. For the Statewide General Administrative Expenditures (Pro Rata) have been allocated $214, 000, funds used for the pro rata expenditures. The CDE TUPE Office expended $ 214,000, representing 100 percent of the allocated amount.
The 2020–21 Budget Act appropriated $18,042,000 in Local Assistance projects as described in Revenue and Taxation Code Section 30130.57(b)(1). The TUPE Program distributed funding to local educational agencies (LEAs) through several competitive and formula-based grant programs for a total of $21,421,051.37, including $3,379,051.37 disbursed from the 2019–20 unspent appropriation. The total expenditure represents 99 percent of the Local Assistance funding, as follows:
- Youth Engagement to Address Tobacco-Related Health Disparities Grant: The CDE awarded $4,674,739 for Year 2 of the three-year grant program, beginning July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, for the purpose of accelerating and monitoring the rate of decline in tobacco-related disparities and eliminating tobacco-related disparities. This award represents 25.9 percent of the entire fiscal year 2020–21 CDE TUPE allocation. The intent of this funding is to reduce and eliminate tobacco-related disparities through tobacco-use prevention, youth development, intervention, and cessation programs in schools specifically directed at priority subgroups. The Legislature requires that no less than 15 percent of the Local Assistance funding distributed for the Health Disparities Grant be used to accelerate and monitor the rate of decline in tobacco-related disparities in California. The goal of the Health Disparities Grant is to prevent and/or reduce disparate student tobacco use and nicotine addiction by funding LEA programs to provide education for specific populations to make healthful tobacco-related decisions through tobacco-specific, evidence-based educational instruction and activities that build knowledge, social skills, and youth development assets.
- County Technical Assistance for Tobacco Use Prevention Education (CTAT) Grant: The CDE awarded $3,456,000 as non-competitive grants to support the county offices of education (COEs) in providing leadership, administrative oversight, training, and technical assistance (TA) to LEAs in each county for planning, preparing applications for TUPE grant funds, and implementing approved TUPE programs with no less than 15 percent of the allocation directed to the disparate population. The role of the COE TUPE Coordinator is to help ensure that LEAs implement effective and compliant TUPE-funded programs in coordination with the CDE TUPE Program. The purpose of the funding is for the COEs to plan, develop, and implement capacity building, TA and training, and program monitoring and improvement services for TUPE activities implemented by LEAs.
- American Indian Education Grants: The CDE awarded $200,000 to implement supplemental prevention education, intervention and cessation programs, and youth development programs directed at the reduction of commercial tobacco use among youth. TUPE funds are only intended for the enforcement of Commercial Tobacco-Free Policies, administration of the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), and support for activities that prevent the use of all tobacco products by youth.
- Tier 2 Grant: The CDE awarded $10,112,205 through a competitive grant for LEAs that serve grades six to twelve to develop school-based anti-tobacco education programs and tobacco-use intervention and cessation activities in order to reduce the number of students in California who begin to use tobacco, continue to use tobacco, or both (HSC 104420[k]). The grant is to prevent and/or reduce student tobacco-use and nicotine addiction, provide education for young people to make healthful decisions through tobacco-specific, evidence-informed educational instruction, and fund activities that build knowledge, social skills, and youth development assets.
- Contracts: Pursuant to HSC subdivision (l) of Section 104420, the CDE awarded $667,861 for TA; implementation strategies, and regional coordinating activities related to tobacco-use prevention education, and $2,310,246.37 for the support of the statewide program evaluation.