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$15 Mil in Grants Approved

A program to benefit small businesses and non-profit organizations affected by the coronavirus pandemic is available through the Oklahoma Industries Authority.

Last week, the Oklahoma County Commission voted to use $15 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds to help struggling organizations recoup lost revenue or receive reimbursement of payroll, rent and other operational expenses.

Effective Nov. 23, the application process began for business owners and non-profits in Oklahoma County, but not within Oklahoma City limits, with 100 or fewer employees a

Applications are being accepted until Dec. 7 or until funds are exhausted.

Businesses and non -profits can apply for grants up to $100,000.

The grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and applicants are encouraged to submit complete applications to be eligible.

Successful applicants will have a physical location in Oklahoma County, that is not within the boundaries of Oklahoma City.

Successful applicants must:

  • have 100 or fewer employees;
  • have been established (not necessarily open) prior to Feb. 15; and be able to demonstrate a negative impact since March 1 due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
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