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City seeking letters of intent from nonprofits for additional $7 million in reimbursable grants

The City of Tulsa is asking for letters of intent from nonprofits due by 5 p.m., Oct. 4., for projects that address the pandemic recovery needs of Tulsans.

The application window opens at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Information sessions will be available in-person and virtually, including questions and answer sessions, to interested 501(c)(3) nonprofits on the following dates:

– Sept. 8, 10 a.m. | Virtual information session – Register Online
– Sept. 15, 10 a.m. | In-person information session at Rudisill Regional Library, 1520 N. Hartford Ave. – Register Online
– Sept. 20, 3:30 p.m. | Virtual Q&A session – Register Online
– Sept. 29, 10 a.m. | Virtual Q&A session – Register Online

The additional funding is available through the City’s American Rescue Plan allocation, which totals $87.8 million. The is the City’s second round of offering nonprofit grants. In the first round, the City awarded about $6.5 million in grants.

The second round is offered following the results of the City’s Community Needs Survey, which was conducted in late July and early August. The top issues revealed by the survey are: reduction in income; new debt and an increase in expenses; fear of illness; emotional isolation, and educational and emotional support for children.

Letters of intent must address the pandemic recovery needs of Tulsans; be consistent with ARP guidance, and may be informed by the City’s Community Need Survey or other needs identified independently. Letters of intent that prioritize impacted or disproportionately impacted Tulsans, as well as letters of intent that highlight collaboration with other nonprofits are highly encouraged. Nonprofits should anticipate starting no sooner than summer of 2023 and expend the entirety of the grant funds by March of 2024. No brick and mortar capital expenses will be considered.

For more information, go to cityoftulsa.org/arpa.

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