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OKLAHOMA CITY (May 16, 2013) - The TSET Board of Directors approved $191,000in grants to 21 communities that promote healthy lifestyles across the state at their board meeting this month.

The communities that received the grants were Alva, Bartlesville, Blair, Blanchard,Bristow, Chandler, Collinsville, Elk City, Guthrie, Guymon, Lindsay, McAlester, Moore,Muskogee, Norman, Perkins, Prague, Sand Springs, Seminole, Tahlequah and Weatherford.

OKLAHOMA CITY (May 16, 2013) - The Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) has awarded grants to 26 school districts as part of the Healthy Schools Incentive Grant program.

OKLAHOMA CITY (May 9, 2013) -- The Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) at its quarterly meeting on Thursday approved a budget for Fiscal Year 2014 and finalized funding agreements with 58 grant-supported programs across the state.

The board approved a $40 million budget for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.

OKLAHOMA CITY (May 9, 2013) -- The Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust on Thursday honored its last founding board member.

The seven-year term for board member Susan Walters Bizé ends in June. Bizé, a certified public account and attorney from Edmond, was appointed to the board in 2000 and re-appointed for a second seven-year term in 2006. Bizé is an appointee of the State Auditor and Inspector.

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 17, 2013) –  A $48.6 million payment was deposited into the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund today after Oklahoma received a $64.8 million payment as part of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement. With the addition of this year’s payment, Oklahoma has received $1.04 billion in payments over the 15 years since the settlement.

With today’s payment, the endowment’s total balance is $797 million. Only the earnings from investments are used to fund grants and programs focused on preventing and reducing tobacco use and other programs to improve health.

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Whitney Dinger
Public Information and Outreach Specialist
405-521-4959
whitneyd@tset.ok.gov