Gov. Stitt Announces Rental Assistance Program

Governor Kevin Stitt announced a rental assistance program and a grant program for Oklahoma small businesses in June at Restore Hope Ministries, located in Tulsa at 2960 Charles Page Blvd.
The Rental Assistance Reimbursement Fund will partner with community organizations to provide up to $3,600 in assistance to individuals or families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
 The Oklahoma Business Relief Program will be Oklahoma’s version of the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program with several different features.
$100 million in grant funding will be available through the CARES FORWARD Coronavirus Relief Fund in two separate $50 million phases, with $10 million set aside in each phase for minority-owned businesses.
Speakers at the event in addition to Governor Stitt were Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development Sean Kouplen; David Castillo, Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO and chair of the Governor’s Minority Business Council; and Rev. Jeff Jaynes, Restore Hope Ministries executive director.