Tobacco Settlement Revenue – Recent State Actions and Opportunities for Youth Programs

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The Finance Project

To pursue tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) funds as a potential financing source for youth programs, it is necessary to understand how the funds are allocated, determine how they can best support a particular area, and develop strategies to influence allocations. This policy brief offers strategies for policymakers and community leaders to access MSA funds, highlights opportunities provided by increased payments under the Strategic Contribution Fund (SCF), and provides an update on the use of MSA revenues in 46 states.

MSA base payments are estimated to total approximately $200 billion from 2000 to 2025, with the SCF providing additional revenue from 2008 to 2017. Free, 12 pages. (202) 628-4200,