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
STATEMENT ON SEN. BRYCE MARLATT'S PROPOSAL TO FUND A TEACHER PAY INCREASE WITH TSET CORPUS FUNDS August 19, 2015 Teacher pay in Oklahoma is a critical issue. No one disputes that. Oklahoma’s poor health status and the burden this places on our schools, businesses, families, and our economy are also critically important. Ultimately we can't find ourselves pitting these critical issues against each other. The voters of Oklahoma created the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust to protect funds brought to this state through litigation against the tobacco industry for their unscrupulous business practices and the death and suffering caused by tobacco. More
TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARDS COMMUNITY-BASED GRANTS TO SERVE 63 COUNTIES UNDER THE NEW TSET HEALTHY LIVING GRANT PROGRAM May 15, 2015 The TSET Board of Directors on Friday approved the award of $14 million for 50 community based grants to serve 63 counties statewide as part of the TSET Healthy Living grant program. The 5-year grant program seeks to prevent and reduce tobacco use and obesity by working with businesses, cities and governments, schools, and community institutions and organizations, to help make the healthy choice the easy choice. Work on the TSET Healthy Living grant program will begin July 1. To view a full list of grantees funded, click here. More
TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARDS HEALTHY SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS INCENTIVE GRANTS TOTALING OVER $25,000 May 15, 2015 The TSET Board of Directors has approved $25,500 in grants to six school districts and two school sites. The grants, through the TSET Healthy Schools Incentive Grant program, were awarded to school districts and school sites that have worked to promote health and wellness policies and actively work to make the healthy choice the easy choice for teachers, students and staff.More
NEW LAW WILL PROTECT ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN, VISITORS FROM TOBACCO USE ON SCHOOL PROPERTY May 6, 2015 A bill signed by Gov. Mary Fallin on Wednesday will protect all Oklahoma public school children from the influences and hazards of tobacco use and secondhand smoke on school campuses. Fallin signed House Bill 1685 which requires all school campus to be tobacco free, 24-hours a day, seven-days a week. More
OKLAHOMA'S TRUST FOR HEALTH CONTINUES TO BE A GOOD INVESTMENT FOR IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF ALL OKLAHOMANS April 28, 2015 Oklahoma continues to benefit from the wise decision voters made in 2000 when they approved a constitutional amendment to create the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. The endowment trust topped $1 billion after tobacco manufacturers made their annual Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) payments to the state this week. Of the $76.9 million received by the state, the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund received $57.6 million, or 75 percent of the total annual payment. The remaining funds are allocated to the Office of the Attorney General and the State Legislature for appropriation. More