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Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Announces Release of Healthy Living Program RFP for Adair County

OKLAHOMA CITY (November 14, 2016) – The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) is announcing the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for TSET Healthy Living program serving Adair County.

The grant program encourages Oklahomans to eat better, move more, and be tobacco-free, where we live, work, learn, and play.

TSET is soliciting grant proposals from community-based organizations that will work to prevent and reduce tobacco use and obesity across businesses, cities and governments, schools, and community organizations and institutions in Adair County. At the November TSET Board of Directors meeting, the Board of Directors ended its grant with ACE-HI after the entity ceased operations.

The TSET Board of Directors has designated up to $22 million annually to support grants statewide and has expressed its desire to keep a community-based grant in Adair County.

The TSET Healthy Living program uses best and promising practices in tobacco control, physical activity, and nutrition to improve health through a comprehensive community-based approach. The program was designed with input from current and former TSET grantees, partners and nationally recognized experts. 

Since 2004 TSET has invested in the Communities of Excellence program, first in tobacco control and later in physical activity and nutrition. As a result of these community-based programs, and other local and statewide efforts, youth smoking has nearly been cut in half, adult smoking is at a historic low and obesity among youth has not increased.

The RFP can be found on the TSET website. The deadline for submission of the grant proposals is 4 p.m. Thursday, December 15. 

Grant awards are expected to be made at the January meeting of the TSET Board of Directors and work funded under the TSET Healthy Living program will begin February 2017.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Julie Bisbee, julieb@tset.ok.gov
Direct: 405-521-4992
Cell: 405-301-3693