$1.8 billion in ARPA funds appropriated for broadband upgrades, water infrastructure, health
October 5, 2022
We finished our work to appropriate a majority of the state’s $1.8 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) federal funds this past week. We met in special session to review the remaining proposed projects from the Joint Committee on Pandemic Relief Funding and approved nearly all of their recommendations. Some projects didn’t end up getting heard but we will address them later.
Like previous projects, these focused on broadband upgrades, water infrastructure enhancements, workforce development and training, health care and technology improvements. Overall, rural Oklahoma received mo...