The Oklahoma County Board of County Commissioners on Monday decided to give $15 million in coronavirus relief funds to a program designed to help businesses, nonprofits and other community organizations hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Oklahoma County Jail Trust voted Monday to send back more than half of the $40 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds allocated to its budget earlier this year. The move comes after months of protests against the relief funds being transferred to the jail.
A woman raising her three grandchildren in Bethany was facing eviction after she lost her job to the COVID-19 pandemic. She called Dan Straughan for help but he wasn’t sure what he could do. Straughan is executive director of the Homeless Alliance in Oklahoma City.