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 today approved $3.2 million for small businesses and nearly $1 million for nonprofits through the Tulsa County CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) fund. 

“The RESET program is moving quickly and responsibly to get Tulsa County CARES funds into the hands of the small business owners and nonprofit leaders who have been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus,” said Tulsa County Commissioner Ron Peters. “We’re proud of the progress we’ve made during the last month of RESET distributions and will continue to support vulnerable organizations.” 

“In addition to the RESET program, we have funded several critical programs, including an effort with the Tulsa Housing Authority to protect Tulsa County residents from eviction if federal protections lapse. Other programs support critical government functions, including the Tulsa County Election Board, the Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency, and direct reimbursement of COVID-19 related expenses for Tulsa County’s municipalities.” 

Combining direct reimbursements for municipalities with RESET funding to small businesses and nonprofits located in those cities, Tulsa County CARES has provided about $9.8 million to Tulsa, $540,000 to Broken Arrow, $309,000 to Owasso, $169,000 to Collinsville, $100,000 to Sand Springs and $59,000 to Bixby thus far. 

Tulsa County CARES and the RESET program continue to accept and process applications from nonprofit service providers and small businesses. For more information about RESET and other Tulsa County CARES programs, go to tulsacountycares.org

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Contact: Jarrel Wade | 918.200.2340 | jwade@tulsacounty.org