Healthy Incentive Grants Open This Fall with New Deadlines
OKLAHOMA CITY (July 26, 2021) – The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) is inviting schools and communities to partner in efforts to support healthy living through a grant program. TSET has released new grant deadlines for their Healthy Incentive Grants, available to schools and communities across the state who meet application criteria. TSET Healthy Incentive Grants are designed to encourage the adoption of policies that promote tobacco-free environments, good nutrition, active lifestyles and employee wellness.
Successful applicants are able to use grant funds on projects that help support healthy schools and communities. Previous awards have helped build city parks, basketball courts, walking trails and purchase playground equipment and hydration stations.
“TSET incentive grants are a way for us to support schools and cities that are working hard to make healthy choices available and easy for all,” said Julie Bisbee, Executive Director of TSET. “Incentive grants break down barriers to improve access to safe physical activity and other resources to support healthy choices.”
The application period for schools will be open in September and January. Applications for communities will open in November and March. Grant dollars are limited and awarded on a first come, first serve basis. In previous funding cycles, demand for incentive grants have exceeded available funds.
To be eligible, schools and communities must pass and implement approved policies to promote clean air, access to healthy and nutritious foods and physical activity. Documentation of having met each criterion is required.
To date, TSET has awarded over $7.5 million in incentive grants.
The Oklahoma 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. TSET – Better Lives Through Better Health. To learn more, go to TSET.OK.GOV.
TSET – Better Lives Through Better Health