Based on the high volume of applications received, it is believed that grant requests have already exceeded available funding. However, you may still complete and submit your application, which will be considered for funding if adequate money is available.
Applications for the Oklahoma County Small Business and Nonprofit Grants will close to new applications at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 2020.
Oklahoma County has launched a new program to provide support for businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. The goal of this new program is to quickly put funding into the hands of small business owners and nonprofits to provide stabilization and help retain jobs in central Oklahoma.
Starting November 23, business owners and nonprofits may apply for COVID-19 disaster relief funds. The Oklahoma County Small Business and Nonprofit Grants will provide up to $100,000 for either lost revenue due to COVID-19 or reimbursement of payroll, rent, utility and other operational expenses.
Applications will be accepted November 23 and will close December 7 or when funding is exhausted. The grants will be awarded based on completed applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants are encouraged to submit complete applications to be eligible.
The program is funded with $15M from the CARES Act Program. The Oklahoma County Commissioners allocated the funding and the Oklahoma Industries Authority is administering the program. The Oklahoma County Small Business and Nonprofit Grants is the first COVID-19 aid package directly from Oklahoma County government to local businesses and nonprofits