To be eligible to receive a Grant Award, a Grant Recipient
shall certify that the entity has adopted and enforces a Tobacco-free
(1) A Tobacco-free workplace policy will comply with
the certification required by this section if the policy is adopted
by the Grant Recipient's board of directors, governing body, or similar
and, at a minimum, includes provisions:
(A) Prohibiting the use of all Tobacco products by
all employees and visitors to the property owned, operated, leased,
occupied, or controlled by the Grant Recipient. For purposes of the
Tobacco-free workplace policy, the Grant Recipient may designate the
property to which the policy applies, so long as the workplace policy
encompasses all buildings and structures where the Grant Award project
is taking place as well as the sidewalks, parking lots, walkways,
and attached parking structures immediately adjacent, but only to
the extent the Grant Recipient owns, leases or controls the building,
sidewalks, parking lots and parking structures.
(B) Providing for and/or referring to Tobacco use cessation
services for employees.
(2) Upon request by a Grant Recipient, the Chief Executive
Officer may authorize a waiver of compliance with this section. If
approved, the waiver is effective only for the State fiscal year during
which it was approved.
(3) The certification and waiver requests addressed
herein shall be submitted by the Grant Recipient via the Institute's
electronic Grant Management System.