KTUL: Tulsa County commissioners deciding weekly on CARES Act funding recipients

by Haley Hughey & Megan Butler, KTUL StaffTuesday, May 19th 2020

Tulsa County Commissioners have approved $2 million of the CARES Act so far.

Not only will the money help purchase 250,000 face masks, it will also help agencies adapt to the new normal amid the pandemic.

The funding will update the county’s emergency operations software to continue holding meetings virtually, allow for a new election board to make it easier for voters to social distance themselves, and more.

All the money or Tulsa County has yet to be distributed to agencies, nonprofits and other businesses.

Tulsa County Commissioner Karen Keith said they’re wanting to focus on small businesses that have been greatly impacted by COVID-19.

Commissioners review applications each week to determine which funding will be approved.