ARPA Recovery Program

Cleveland County ARPA Master LogoCleveland County received $55 million through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to promote recovery from the negative impacts of the pandemic. Thoughtful investment required identifying impacts, needs and solutions. 

To accomplish this, Cleveland County Commissioners used an extensive community engagement process including stakeholder meetings and surveys that allowed people to tell their stories. The resulting ARPA investments are meant to serve the needs of all Cleveland County residents. 

While we have designated three distinct categories to describe the general nature of those investments, all three address real issues and help real people. 

Cleveland County is among the most diverse of Oklahoma’s 77 counties, bringing together a broad mix of urban and rural geography and stakeholders. That diversity makes Cleveland County a wonderful and interesting place to live, but also makes it difficult to use a “one size fits all” approach to recovery funding. 

Demonstrating a commitment to a broad reaching focus with this once in a generation opportunity, county commissioners made the public engagement process key to uncovering how to best serve residents with a range of ARPA investments. We believe our proven culture of collaboration makes Cleveland County special, and we are proud to use ARPA dollars to fortify those connections.

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  1. Commissioners present ARPA check to Norman Regional Health System

    Cleveland County approves $$1 million in ARPA funding to support upgrades at Norman

    On Monday, July 31, 2023, Cleveland County Commissioners awarded $1 million to Norman Regional Health System in ARPA funding to create additional treatment rooms for the emergency department, as part of NHRS’ existing HealthPlex expansion project. Read on...
  1. The Well

    Commissioners award APRA funding to Cleveland County Health Department

    On July 5, 2023, Cleveland County Commissioners voted to approve $900,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for the Cleveland County Health Department to support a variety of community programs at the Cleveland County Wellness Square. Read on...
  1. Four veteran groups receive ARPA funding

    Cleveland County provides additional ARPA funding for veterans

    Commissioners award additional $170,000 to support four more local veterans organizations on May 19, 2023, just in time for Armed Forces Day. Read on...
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