Tulsa City Council Approves New Projects From COVID-19 Relief Funds


Wednesday, September 2nd 2020, 8:08 pm
By: Kristin Wells


TULSA, Okla. -

The Tulsa City Council approved eight projects that will help the city recover from the pandemic.

The projects will use about $2 million of the money Tulsa got from the Federal CARES Act.

The projects in phase one aim to address the public health emergency through community-driven programs.

Below is the full breakdown of Phase One 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)

Tulsa will decide what to do with the rest of the city’s CARES Act money in the coming months.