Tulsa County CARES allocations surpass 81% of initial funding

Tulsa County CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) funds are more than 81% ($92.2 million) allocated or spent with fewer than 90 days remaining in the federal relief program. Funds have supported relief efforts throughout Tulsa County, including more than $54 million going directly or indirectly to Tulsa County municipalities through local and countywide […]

County commissioners approve more money for THA rental assistance

(Tulsa World) — The Tulsa County Commissioners approved another $3 million for the Tulsa Housing Authority’s rent assistance program, according to a news release.  The second installment comes after applicants sought nearly that much in relief in the program’s first week. After the program launched Aug. 24, THA received 1,152 applications and $1.59 million worth […]

Tulsa County Commissioners approve $1.65 million for nonprofit service providers

(TULSA, Okla.) — The Tulsa County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) today approved the first round of Tulsa County CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) for nonprofit service-providers through the Tulsa County Business RESET (Resources to Empower Small Enterprises for Tomorrow) program.   During the first round of funding, nine service providers will receive […]

Tulsa County Commissioners approve $3 million for rental assistance program

(KOTV – NEWS ON 6) — The Tulsa County Commission approved an initial $3 million for a rental assistance program to help those feeling the financial strain caused by COVID-19. Representatives said the program aims to help keep a roof over a renter’s head and prevent landlords from experiencing financial troubles of their own.  “It’s just […]

Ensuring the safety of Tulsa County poll workers

The Tulsa County Election Board received funding from Tulsa County CARES to protect poll workers and voters during the June 30 election. More than 200 poll locations and early voting at the Tulsa County Election Board had safety protocols in place. Poll workers received personal protection equipment including masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfectant. Many poll […]

Tulsa County launches distribution of U.S. CARES Act funding to small businesses and nonprofit organizations

(TULSA, Okla.) — The Tulsa County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Chair Ron Peters announced today it will begin distribution of federal funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to Tulsa County-based small businesses and nonprofit organizations as part of its Phase II allocation process. Tulsa County received $113,690,799 from the […]

Tulsa County CARES, TAEMA partner with Meals on Wheels to protect seniors

Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency (TAEMA) and Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa began providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to seniors Monday. Each Meals on Wheels client receives five masks, delivering masks directly to some of Tulsa County’s most vulnerable population. Tulsa County CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) provided funding for the masks. […]

Tulsa County Commissioners approve additional funds for Tulsa Housing Authority rental assistance program

The Tulsa County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved a second $3 million installment of funding for the Tulsa Housing Authority (THA) rental assistance program on Monday after receiving more than $2.3 million worth of applications during the program’s first week.   The rental assistance program opened for applications on Monday, Aug. 24, and within […]

Tulsa County CARES website connects residents to funds

Tulsa County CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) launched its website this week to provide transparency and connect business owners and residents to Tulsa County CARES programs. Tulsacountycares.org links residents to CARES programs, tracks stories and provides transparency resources, including an interactive map and financial summaries. Data is updated weekly as new funding is […]

Tulsa County CARES RESET program nears halfway mark in first month

(TULSA, Okla.) — Tulsa County Business RESET (Resources to Empower Small Enterprises for Tomorrow) program sent $13.7 million to more than 200 small businesses and nonprofits in its first four weeks of distributing funds. The Tulsa County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has approved 45.7% of the initial $30 million allocated for RESET.  The BOCC […]

Commissioners approve $1.65 million for local nonprofit service providers

(FOX23 NEWS) — Tulsa County Commissioners approved $1.65 million for local nonprofit service providers. Money coming from the CARES act will provide forgivable loans of $20,000 up to $250,000 for nonprofits working to help those in need. Some recipients will include the Tulsa Dream Center and Meals on Wheels. Those groups stepped up during the […]