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Local schools receiving incentive grants from Oklahoma to fight COVID-19

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister on July 1 awarded incentive grants totaling $16 million to 150 Oklahoma school districts to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on student learning and ensure that students have learning opportunities in the upcoming 2020-21 school year.

A total of 360 school districts applied for the application. Applications were reviewed and awarded within five categories based on student enrollment of up to 500; 501-1,000; 1,001-2,500; 2,501-7,500 and 7,501 and up. Awards ranged from $13,596 to $500,000 and are available for districts to draw down through June 30.

Some local schools receiving grants include the following:

Deer Creek-Lamont receiving $50,000.

Morrison getting $83,000.

Newkirk getting $35,835.

Ponca City getting over $284,135.

Tonkawa receiving $70,833.