The mission of the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission (ATSC) is to provide oversight and assessment of performance of the seven (7) programs funded by the Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act of 2000. The ATSC will ensure that the Tobacco Settlement funds are optimally used to improve the health of Arkansans through prevention, education, research and treatment. The ATSC will ensure sound fiscal stewardship of the Tobacco Settlement funds.
The Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission will secure a qualified, independent, and external organization to evaluate programs funded through the Act. Such monitoring and program evaluation shall be performed in accordance with Section 18 of the Act, and the external evaluator shall prepare a biennial report to be delivered to the General Assembly and the Governor by each August 1 preceding a general session of the General Assembly.