TSET Grants Benefit 16 Schools

June 2, 2017

Awards will help with tobacco prevention programs

Sixteen Oklahoma school districts across the state received grants to promote health and prevent tobacco use among students.

The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, also known as TSET, announced the awards this week to communities, school district and one individual school. The funding is set aside to help prevent smoking and obesity among Oklahoma children.

The following districts received Healthy Districts Incentive Grant Awards:

-       Allen Public Schools, Pontotoc County — $3,000

-       Alva Public Schools, Wood County — $5,000

-       Arnett Public Schools, Ellis County — $3,000

-       Bennington Public Schools, Bryan County — $3,000

-       Chandler Public Schools, Lincoln County — $5,000

-       Idabel Public Schools, McCurtain County — $5,000

-       Lane Public School, Atoka County — $1,500

-       Moseley Public School, Delaware County — $1,500

-       Nowata Public Schools, Nowata County — $3,000

-       Okarche Public Schools, Kingfisher County — $2,000

-       Rattan Public Schools, Pushmataha County — $3,000

-       Ripley Public Schools, Payne County — $3,000

-       Tushka Public Schools, Atoka County— $3,000

-       Waukomis Public Schools, Garfield County — $3,000

-       Wellston Public Schools, Lincoln County — $3,000

-       Wright City Public Schools, McCurtain County — $3,000

In addition to the district-wide grants, one school received the Healthy Schools Incentive Grant Award. Okeene Junior-Senior High in Blaine County received $2,500.

TSET recommends school districts have a wellness policy that promotes healthy students through improved nutrition and more physical activity. As always, tobacco and vape products are never allowed on campuses.

“By taking the actions recommended by the Certified Healthy Oklahoma Program and TSET Incentive Grant programs, these communities and schools are making meaningful changes that encourage Oklahomans to live a healthy lifestyle and prevent tobacco use and obesity before they take root,” TSET Executive Director John Woods said in a statement.

How to Apply for TSET Grants

School districts and individual schools are eligible for TSET incentive grants when they have received certification through the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program. Applications are open Aug. 1 through Nov. 1 each year.




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