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Provider update: July 22, 2020

Dear provider:

In an effort to support the public and private partners who serve alongside Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS), the agency is advocating for CARES Act reimbursement for providers who have incurred extra cleaning, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or other extraordinary expenses due to COVID-19.*

We're proud to be able to advocate for this funding opportunity for community partners and providers like you who have been such a critical resource to our customers, and to Oklahomans in general, throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Eligible providers who have incurred these expenses during the time period of March 15 through June 30, should submit their funding opportunity form and upload required documentation at by July 31. CARES Act expenditures will be audited by the federal government. As such, the following documentation is required for reimbursement:

  1. Excel spreadsheet summarizing expenses incurred, including a very short narrative description of the expense; and
  2. Copies of receipts and paid invoices for reimbursement.

Eligible providers include:

  • All licensed child care providers (OKDHS subsidy contract not required)
  • Licensed youth services agencies (Office of Juvenile Affairs or OKDHS contractor)
  • Adult day centers (OKDHS contractor)
  • Developmental Disabilities Services providers of residential and employment services (Waiver and/or OKDHS state funded)
  • Assisted living provers (OKDHS contractor)
  • ADvantage Waiver providers
  • State Plan Personal Care providers
  • Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) providers
  • Senior Nutrition Providers (AAA contractor)
  • In-home family stabilization and prevention providers (Child Welfare Contractor)
  • Child Advocacy Centers
  • Child Welfare Group Homes (OKDHS contractor)

*Please note that OKDHS cannot guarantee that CARES Act funding will be available and, as such, the completion of the form does not represent approval of any kind.

We are thankful for the opportunity to work together to provide a deeper and more efficient impact to those who need us most. 

Thank you,

Justin B. Brown

Secretary of Human Services and Early Childhood Initiatives

OKDHS Director

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