TSET Board of Directors Awards Healthy Incentive Grants to Eight Cities

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors awarded grants totaling $280,000 to eight cities across Oklahoma.
 
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OKLAHOMA CITY (June 6, 2024) – The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors awarded grants totaling $280,000 to eight cities across Oklahoma.

TSET Healthy Incentive Grants focus on improving the health and quality of life for all Oklahomans by reducing risk factors for heart disease, stroke and cancer. To be eligible, communities must first adopt policies encouraging tobacco-free environments, access to healthy and nutritious foods and opportunities for physical activity.

TSET Healthy Incentive Grants were awarded to:

CITYCOUNTYINTENDED USE OF FUNDSTOTAL AWARD

Chickasha

Grady

Updates to the Parks Master Plan, improvements including splash pad and pavilions at Shannon Springs Park

$60,000

Del City

Oklahoma

Physical activity opportunities through enhancing parks and public spaces

$120,000

Hulbert

Cherokee

New wayfinding signage

$10,000

Langley

Mayes

Enhancements to Langley City Park’s basketball court and surrounding structures

$22,000

Prague

Lincoln

New ADA-accessible swing set at Prague Park

$8,000

Purcell

McClain

Updates to the sand volleyball court, lighting and green space for yard games

$40,000

Tamaha

Haskell

Updates to equipment in the community center kitchen and new raised garden beds for the community

$10,000

Wilburton

Latimer

New Disc Golf baskets

$10,000

 

These eight communities were awarded TSET Healthy Incentive Grants because of their commitment to implementing policies and practices that support health.

Grant funds can be used for various projects that promote healthy and active living. Previous awards have been used for walking trails, pickleball courts, splash pads, farmers market venues, outdoor playgrounds and exercise equipment. 

“Communities are key to improving health and quality of life in Oklahoma, and we know access to parks and other amenities that promote physical activity for all ages is an important step in creating a healthier Oklahoma,” said TSET Executive Director Julie Bisbee. “Healthy Incentive Grants are one of many ways TSET supports cities and towns across Oklahoma promoting health and wellness opportunities for all generations.

The next application period for TSET Healthy Incentive Grants for communities will be in September.

For more information and guidelines about TSET Healthy Incentive Grants or other funding opportunities, visit: oklahoma.gov/tset/funding-opportunities or contact Laura Matlock, program manager, at HIG@tset.ok.gov/  HIG@tset.ok.gov.

The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) serves as a partner and bridge builder for organizations shaping a healthier future for all Oklahomans. TSET provides leadership at the intersections of health by working with local coalitions and initiatives across the state, cultivating innovative and life-changing research and working across public and private sectors to develop, support, implement and evaluate creative strategies to take advantage of emerging opportunities to improve the public’s health. To learn more, go to Oklahoma.gov/TSET.

TSET Healthy Incentive Grants are available to communities, school districts and individual school sites. 

New resource guides and application deadlines for FY25 are now available. Click HERE for communities and HERE for schools.

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