The state of Oklahoma has received over $10.8 million in CARES Act coronavirus relief funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
“Coronavirus has impacted our communities and populations in unprecedented ways, and while some begin to see a decline in reported cases, others continue to fight this invisible enemy aggressively,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “This funding will afford states the ability to respond to the unique circumstances they are facing – from reducing risk of transmission to regaining the sound footing of their economy.”
The funding will allow financial assistance to:
- Assistance for Low-Income Individuals, Elderly Persons, and Needy Children
- Funds to safely provide low income seniors with access to food, health care, and other basic needs. Funds to supply food to poor children who otherwise do not have access to adequate nutrition.
- Families and Entities Impacted by Economic and Housing Market Disruptions
- Relief funding for places with high unemployment claims. In these locations, businesses may struggle more, renters may have more difficulty paying rent, and homeowners may have more difficulty paying their mortgage.
- Efforts to Reduce Risk of Transmission and Number of Coronavirus Cases
- Funding proportionately allocated to states based on the per capita incidence of coronavirus cases compared to the national average.
HUD officials say that every state received a portion of the $1 billion relief funds.
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