Senate Review

Working to divide $1.9B in federal Covid funds among $18B in proposals


September 14, 2022

While there is always work that continues at the Capitol during the interim, this year is particularly busy. Oklahoma received nearly $1.9 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) pandemic relief funds. The Joint Committee on Pandemic Relief Funding started working through hundreds of public proposals last year, totaling close to $18 billion, to decide how best to utilize these one-time funds to address critical needs in our state. The committee is split into four working groups to focus on specific project areas, including Economic Development and Workforce; Health and Human Services; Go...

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