The State invests a portion of its tobacco settlement dollars in the cancer initiative. The first state appropriation from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement for the cancer initiative was made in the 2001 legislative session.
Funds for the initiative are appropriated by the General Assembly to relevant state agencies. The Coalition works closely with the Department of Community Health, the Division of Public Health of the Department of Human Resources, the University System of Georgia, and the Georgia Research Alliance.
While state appropriations represent the bedrock of the Coalition's funding in its formative years, the initiative is dedicated to developing a balanced portfolio of financial support. The Coalition has also received private donations and in-kind gifts. As programs continue to develop, individual contributions, proceeds from events, corporate gifts, and foundation and government grants will be emphasized as essential to the Coalition's ability to leverage its state appropriation.
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