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The impact of COVID, virtual schooling on daycares: $9.6 million in relief funds available

Posted at 4:16 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 20:07:44-04

TULSA, Okla. — The Oklahoma Department of Human Services announced $9.6 million in relief funds will be awarded to more than 2,200 childcare centers to support the delivery of safe and essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the department's press release, Governor Kevin Stitt said, “This supplemental funding will help stabilize the childcare industry as it continues to provide a critical resource for our state in the days and months ahead."

OKDHS said the money is for childcare providers who have maintained active status since March 15, 2020, adding payment amounts will be tiered.

More information on this and other grants can be found online.

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