TSET is a grant making state agency. Our grants focus on preventing tobacco use, reducing tobacco use and preventing obesity. The TSET Board of Directors has also invested in grants to scientists working in cancer research in Oklahoma.
Learn more about the creation of TSET by viewing "Oklahoma TSET: Keeping the Promise for Health." The documentary film tells the story of how TSET was created, born from the vision of state leaders and voters who were willing to invest in a long-term solution to improving Oklahoma's health status.
Latest News and Updates
SHAPE YOUR FUTURE ENCOURAGES OKLAHOMANS TO CELEBRATE HEART MONTH February 3, 2016 Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but it’s preventable and controllable. You just have to show your heart a little love. This month, Shape Your Future encourages you to strengthen your heart and lengthen your life during Heart Month by eating better, moving more, being tobacco free and rethinking your drink. More
TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARDS HEALTHY SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY INCENTIVE GRANTS January 25, 2016 Twenty-five incentive grants for communities and schools were approved last week at the TSET Board of Directors meeting. Grants, totaling $334,125, were awarded to ten cities, seven school districts and eight school sites as part of the TSET Healthy Community and Healthy Schools incentive grant programs. Incentive grant funds are earmarked as part of a long-term, comprehensive effort to prevent Oklahoma kids from starting to smoke or become obese. More
TULSA PUBLIC SCHOOLS HONORED FOR WORK TO PROMOTE HEALTH December 7, 2015 Tulsa Public Schools was presented with a $50,000 check Monday as part of the Healthy School District Incentive Grant program through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET). More
TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS DELAY MAKING NEW FUNDING COMMITMENTS October 6, 2015 The TSET Board of Directors voted to delay any new funding commitments this fiscal year at their quarterly board meeting. Earnings from the investments in the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust decreased, like many national managed funds, due to international market volatility. Investment earnings will allow the TSET Board of Directors to meet all currently funded grants – most are multi-year grants.TSET staff will continue to be available to discuss potential projects of prospective applicants.
TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS WELCOMES NEW MEMBER TO BOARD September 25, 2015 The vice provost for graduate programs and associate dean for biomedical sciences at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa has joined the TSET Board of Directors. Bruce Benjamin, Ph.D., was appointed to the TSET Board of Directors by House Speaker Jeff Hickman. Benjamin, of Claremore, represents the communities that make up the 2nd Congressional District in northeastern Oklahoma. More
TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS HONORS SERVICE OF BOARD MEMBER September 25, 2015 The TSET Board of Directors honored the service of George E. Foster, OD, at their board meeting this week, and welcomed new board member Bruce Benjamin, PhD. Foster, of Park Hill, was originally appointed to the TSET Board of Directors by Speaker of the House Larry Adair to represent the 2nd Congressional District and serve the remainder of a seven-year term. He was reappointed to the board in 2008 by House Speaker Chris Benge to serve out a full seven-year term which ended June 30, 2015. More
WESTERN HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS HONORED FOR WORK TO PROMOTE HEALTH September 14, 2015 The Western Heights Public School District was presented with a $10,000 check Monday as part of the Healthy School District Incentive Grant program through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET). More