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Posted on: December 11, 2023

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AWARD ARPA FUNDS TO UNITED WAY

United Way of Norman ARPA check presentation

On Monday, Dec. 11, 2023, 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...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Cleveland County Commissioners Allocate ARPA Funds for Sobriety Support Initiatives

Cleveland County Commissioners designated $250,000  in ARPA funds to support sober living programs

Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, Cleveland County Commissioners designated $250,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to support Firstep’s sober living programs.

Established in the late 1980s as a branch of OKC Metro Alliance, Inc., Firstep Recovery...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Cleveland County Commissioners Commit ARPA Funds to New Radio Tower

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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. 

The new infrastructure, located on Cemetery Road, will...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

MNTC Opens Aviation Maintenance Technology Program: VIDEO

MNTC Aviation Academy opens

Moore Norman Technology Center (MNTC) celebrated the opening of its aviation maintenance technology training program Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, with a ribbon cutting event at its Franklin Road campus in Norman, Oklahoma. The innovative training program provi...
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Posted on: July 31, 2023

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

Commissioners present ARPA check to Norman Regional Health System

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 NHR...

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Posted on: July 27, 2023

Commissioners award APRA funding to Cleveland County Health Department

The Well

NORMAN, OKLA (July 5, 2023) - Today, 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...

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Cleveland County provides additional ARPA funding for veterans

Four veteran groups receive ARPA funding

After awarding the American Legion Post 88 with $330,000 in November 2022, Cleveland County Commissioners voted to obligate the remaining $170,000 of veteran-focused American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support four additional local nonprofits who s...

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Posted on: July 27, 2023

Commissioners commit $1 M in ARPA funds to purchase equipment for new aviation program

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On Monday, April 17, 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 ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2023

Commissioners commit $1 Million in ARPA funds to support local business incubator

NEDC ARPA check

On April 3, 2023, 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 ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

County Funds Rural Water Infrastructure

Rural Water Tower

Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, 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...

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Posted on: February 8, 2023

County Commissioners Award ARPA Funding to Salvation Army

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On February 7, Cleveland County Commissioners awarded $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to The Salvation Army of Cleveland County, continuing their commitment to support the health and welfare of county residents.

After receiving $55 mill...

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Posted on: February 8, 2023

VIDEO: Salvation Army works to alleviate poverty, housing insecurity

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Each month, The Salvation Army of Cleveland County hands out an average 92 food boxes from their Food Pantry to people who may otherwise have had to choose between a rent payment or buying groceries. They also provide an average of 1,876 meals and 710 nig...

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Posted on: February 8, 2023

Helping people bring life back into balance

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Cleveland County Commissioners recently presented The Salvation Army of Cleveland County with $500,000 to help with lost revenue due to COVID-19 and to support services throughout the county. COVID hit The Salvation Army hard but did not stop them from co...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

Food and Shelter works to end hunger and homelessness

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Paul Jonas knows life on the streets. Now, this 61-year-old veteran also knows what it means to have a home, people who care and a chance to give back to those who helped him get on his feet.

“I spent 14 years on the streets. It’s a vicious situation to fi...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

American Legion Post 88 has legacy of helping veterans

Helping a veteran

Cleveland County has been working with American Legion Post 88, as well as other veterans organizations, to provide assistance to veterans and their families in applying for veterans benefits. Now, Cleveland County is investing $330,000 in American Rescue...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Virtue Center: Wrapping people in support services

Virtue Center’s Executive Director and CEO Teresa Collado

Meeting people where they are in the journey toward recovery from substance abuse disorder and mental health challenges is what The Virtue Center does best. People often walk through The Virtue Center’s doors telling counselors they’ve made a mess of thei...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

Cleveland County Partners with Food and Shelter to Provide Support Services

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NORMAN, OKLA (December 8, 2022) - On Thursday, Cleveland County announced its partnership with Food and Shelter, a non-profit organization that provides food and housing support.

“After hosting numerous stakeholder meetings and surveys, we were a...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Video: Cleveland County presents American Legion Post 88 with $330,000

American Legion Post 88

Cleveland County presented American Legion Post 88, a nonprofit that assists veterans & their families applying for services and through its food pantry and other activities, with a $330,000 check in a American Rescue Plan grant funding investment.

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Cleveland County celebrates Veterans Day with $330,000 investment in American Legion Post 88

Commissioners present check to American Legion

NORMAN, OKLA. (November 10, 2022) - On the eve of Veterans Day, Cleveland County Commissioners presented American Legion Post 88 in Norman with a check for $330,000 of American Rescue Plan funding to support building upgrades needed to continue and expand...

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Video: County invests ARPA funds in The Virtue Center

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Cleveland County is proud to partner with The Virtue Center as we work together to eradicate the devastating effects of addiction in our county by investing American Rescue Plan monies to support ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Cleveland County Partners with The Virtue Center to Expand Clinical and Behavioral Health Services

Commissioners present $500,000 check to Virtue Center CEO Teresa Collado

On Tuesday, Cleveland County announced its partnership with The Virtue Center. In an effort to eradicate the devastating effects of addiction in our community, the county is investing American Rescue Plan monies that will support building operations and p...

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