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TUPE Capacity Building Project (CBP)

The California Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Capacity Building Project (CBP) aims to build the capacity of local T​UPE-funded programs by utilizing a collaborative approach to highlight model programs, best practices, share resources, and support data-driven continuous improvement.

The California Department of Education (CDE) has selected the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) as the lead agency to coordinate project efforts.​

For ​​support with TUPE program implementation, resources and tools, professional development opportunities, and opportunities to connect with partners, content experts, and peers, click the button below or email

​California Department of Education - Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Office

The CDE TUPE​ Office provides technical assistance and oversight, supporting and monitoring all TUPE-funded programs throughout the state. 

  Contact the CDE TUPE Office



​Request for Applications and General Questions
Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Office
​Scope of Work
​​Contact your Regional Consultant (see map below)
​Tobacco-Free Certification Questions
​Nicole Pineda
​Fiscal Questions - County Technical Assistance (CTA)
​Fiscal Questions - Tier 2 Cohorts K, L, M 
​Shalonn Woodard
​Fiscal Questions - Health Disparities and Tier 2 (2020-2023)
Teresha Chan-Walters

Regional Consu​ltants​​​​​