State hires consultants to help allocate $3.2B in COVID stimulus funds for Oklahoma

State hires consultants to help allocate $3.2B in COVID stimulus funds for Oklahoma

State hires consultants to help allocate $3.2B in COVID stimulus funds for Oklahoma State leaders have enlisted the help of two consulting firms to assist with doling out $3.2 billion in federal pandemic aid coming to Oklahoma. The local and national consulting firms will help state lawmakers and Gov. Kevin Stitt's office solicit proposals for the stimulus funds designed to help Oklahoma recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, vet and rank the projects and ensure spending follows federal rules. The state hired Guidehouse, a national consulting company, to provide oversight and management of projects involving American Rescue Plan Act funds and ensure spending is reported to the federal government as required. Guidehouse will be paid $383,930 for its services, according to a copy of the contract. The costs will be covered …
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