The City of Guthrie has received nearly $900,000 in State Cares Act funding. The money was remitted on the state level from the Office of Management Enterprise Services (OMES).
The Cares Act provides assistance for state, local, and tribal governments. Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the Cares Act provides for payments to navigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Cares Act established the $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund, according to the U.S. Department of Treasury.
The City received $898,832.51.
Guthrie City Manager gave a special thanks to Fire Chief Eric Harlow for actively pursuing the funding opportunity.
Alsup also praised Municipal Services Director Tenny Maker and Municipal Services Administrative Assistant Shelby Inda for also actively pursuing this funding.
Maker and Inda provided maintenance of the Cartegraph Software documenting all of the expenses eligible for reimbursement.
Alsup gave thanks to Senator Chuck Hall and State Representative Garry Mize for their assistance at the state level.
How the money will be used was not immediately known at the current time.