Tulsa City Council approves $2 million for new projects from Coronavirus relief funds

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa City Council approved eight proposed projects part of Phase 1 of the Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) programming to help Tulsans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

City staff presented the projects, totaling more than $2 million. They aim at addressing the public health emergency through community-driven programs.

Phase 1

Projects:

• Homelessness Response ($1,526,128)

• Financial Empowerment Centers and Financial Navigators ($215,000)

• School Support Program ($110,000)

• Tulsa Fire Department Necessary Equipment ($73,568)

• Coronavirus Relief

Fund Program Manager ($57,000)

• Coronavirus Relief Fund Communications Specialist ($45,510)

• Rapid COVID-19 Testing ($33,906)

• Enhanced Sanitation Efforts ($12,600) The programming is part of the CARES Act funding awarded to the City of Tulsa. On August 13,Governor Kevin Stitt presented the City with $30.9 million to support individuals and families affected by the pandemic. The first project funded through CRF was the Internet Access Plan with $5.6 million to provide Internet access to Tulsa families and help students learning virtuallyfrom home.

The city of Tulsa will continue to utilize the CRF in the coming months to help offset the negative effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Tulsans.