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Cleveland County ARPA Program Timeline

2020
MarchCOVID-19 pandemic declared.
2021
March 11American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) announced.
May929 Strategies retained for legal council, ARPA project eligibility, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement.

Cleveland County received first wave of ARPA funding in the amount of $27,583,195.
SummerPublic feedback solicited through stakeholder meetings and public surveys.
AugustCleveland County Recovery Plan's overarching goals submitted to US Treasury.
2022
MayCleveland County receives second wave of ARPA funding in the amount of $27,583,195.
April 1Federal Final Rule for ARPA released.
June 6Cleveland County signs contract with ADG for ARPA Program management and reporting.
October 25The Virtue Center awarded $500,000 for increased clinical and behavioral health services.
November 10American Legion Post 88 awarded $330,000 for building and electrical improvements and to support the food pantry.
December 8Food and Shelter awarded $1,000,000 for food and housing support to vulnerable populations.
December 28
Board of County Commissioners approved a service agreement with Kofile Technologies, Inc on behalf of the County Clerk’s Office to provide imaging and indexing of historical records effective Jan. 3, 2023, obligating $2 million in ARPA funding.
2023
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July 31


August 14



 October 30 


November 27

December 11




The Salvation Army of Cleveland County awarded $500,000 to support food, housing  and classes to reduce poverty.

Cleveland County Commissioners voted to obligate $3.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to provide improvements to Cleveland County Rural Water District (RWD) No. 1, as well as ancillary system and equipment purchases as necessary to improve operations and ultimately service to existing rural customers.

Cleveland County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve the reimbursement of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $125,000 using funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for the purchase of a body scanner at the Cleveland County Detention Center. This equipment will allow officers to have less physical contact while scanning newly arriving detainees following an increase in contraband and ongoing health concerns, including future pandemic scenarios. 


Cleveland County Commissioners voted to allocate $1 million to the Norman Economic Development Coalition (NEDC) to assist with the purchase of additional building space for their Startup 405 program, joining the Norman City Council that voted in October 2022 to allocate $1 million in ARPA proceeds as well.


Cleveland County Commissioners voted to allocate $1 million to Moore Norman Technology Center (MNTC) in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) federal funding to purchase equipment for Moore Norman Technology Center’s new Aerospace Training Program.

Cleveland County Commissioners voted to allocate $170,000 of veteran-focused American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support four additional local non-profits. The Norman VFW Post 4890 will receive $6,000 while Envision Success for Veterans and Lexington’s American Legion VFW Post 301 will each be awarded $67,000. The Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation will receive $30,000. This brings Cleveland County’s total ARPA investment in veterans to $500,000.

The Cleveland County Board of County Commissioners approved $3 million in ARPA dollars to fund the expansion of public health services at the Cleveland County Health Department. Renovations to existing buildings at 424 S. Eastern Ave. in Moore and 250 12th Ave. NE in Norman, will allow health officials to expand access to clinical services and other resources while also increasing safety, privacy and overall wellness for staff and patients.

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 (The Well). 

On Monday, July 31, 2023, Cleveland County Commissioners voted to award $1 million to Norman Regional Health System (NRHS) in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) federal funding to create additional treatment rooms for the emergency department, as part of NHRS’ existing HealthPlex expansion construction project.  

As Cleveland County continues to experience a record-breaking number of natural disasters and other crises, Commissioners approved the purchase of a backup generator system at the Cleveland County Courthouse to help ensure officials will be able to provide critical in-person services for the public during times of emergency, significantly increasing the community’s resilience. This $2,508,000 investment will add two generators, connected to a battery bank and smart switches, that will support the entire courthouse in the event of a power loss.


Cleveland County Commissioners move to improve local emergency response services by allocating more than $300,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to build a new communications tower. 

Cleveland County Commissioners designated $250,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to support Firstep’s sober living programs.

Cleveland County Commissioners awarded United Way of Norman $1,157,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. These funds will be utilized by the organization to provide support to its extensive network of more than 20 partner agencies throughout the county. 

2024
December 31All ARPA funds must be allocated.
2025
2026
December 31All ARPA funds must be expended.