The incentive grant criteria focus on tobacco and alcohol use prevention; nutrition and physical activity; built environments and transportation; health services and community education and policy changes and community health improvement.
Other incentive grant recipients were Alva, Bartlesville, Blair, Blanchard, Bristow, Chandler, Collinsville, Elk City, Guthrie, Guymon, Lindsay, McAlester, Moore, Muskogee, Perkins, Prague, Sand Springs, Seminole, Tahlequah and Weatherford.
TSET was created by a constitutional amendment in 2000 as a long-term strategy to ensure that settlement payments from a 1998 multi-state lawsuit against the tobacco industry are used to improve Oklahoma’s health status.
The funds are placed in an endowment to ensure a growing funding source for future projects. Only the earnings from the endowment are used.