Reports & Planning Documents
Statutes & Rules
CENA (Community Expansion of Nutrition Assistance Program)
In accordance with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce’s (ODOC) intent of the annual appropriations bill, the Office of Community Development (OCD) distributes the CENA Funds to Councils of Government and Area Agencies on Aging for distribution to eligible Multipurpose and Independent Senior Centers.
Eastern Red Cedar Report
Eastern red cedars are the most widely distributed conifer of tree size in the eastern United States and are found in 37 Eastern states. The species can be found from swamps to dry ridges, and can withstand extremes of drought, heat and cold. While native to Oklahoma, it is not indigenous to many of the areas where it now grows.
Oklahoma’s Global Team offers trade and export assistance to Oklahoma companies looking to sell their products and services in the global marketplace and promotes the state to international companies looking to relocate or expand in the U.S.
Incentive Evaluation Commission
Pursuant to the Incentive Evaluation Act of 2015, 62 O.S. § 7001-7005, the commission is providing this written report to the governor, president pro tempore and speaker. The report is also being made publicly available on the Oklahoma Department of Commerce website and at documents.ok.gov.
Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
The Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODOC) serves as a focal point and ombudsman in state government regarding aspiring and existing minority and disadvantaged businesses and entrepreneurs. Within budget constraints and through a designated staff professional, efforts and activities are engaged to support and benefit such businesses.
Neighborhood Stabilization Program Reports
The NSP program was authorized under Title III of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. It provided funding assistance to state and local governments to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties in an effort to stabilize neighborhoods.
Both the NSP1 and NSP3 programs are closed to new applicants. The information contained on this webpage is for current grantees and maintained in order to meet federal program transparency requirements. Both NSP1 and NSP3 were one time funding opportunities provided by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) and are NOT continuing annually funded programs. On October 19, 2010, HUD released a Neighborhood Stabilization Program Three (NSP3) notice with the requirements for a new allocation of NSP funding that was authorized under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The Act provided $970 million in new NSP funds to states and local governments. To date, there have been two other rounds of NSP funding; the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) provided $3.92 billion and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) appropriated an additional $2 billion. Like those earlier rounds of NSP grants, these targeted funds were to be used to purchase foreclosed homes at a discount and to rehabilitate or redevelop them in order to respond to rising foreclosures and falling home values. Although both NSP1 and NSP3 share similar program goals, NSP3 does contain additional requirements and restrictions over its predecessor NSP1 program. It should be noted that eligibility standards under NSP1 were considerably different than the eligibility standards under NSP3. Eligible projects under NSP1 were NOT necessarily eligible under NSP3.
For more information contact Steven Hoover at 405-815-5268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSP Quarterly Reports
SB 1284 created the Quality Events incentive and it became effective July 1, 2012. This incentive was designed to promote certain quality events that have a significant positive economic impact.
Quick Action Closing Fund
To date, one project has received funds from the Quick Action Closing Fund. $3,000,000 was paid to General Electric on June 13, 2014. The award was March 1, 2013. The funds were to support the construction of the new General Electric Oil and Gas Research Center.
Report of the Governor’s Oklahoma Unmanned Aerial Systems Council
A strategic plan for the development of an unmanned aerial systems enterprise in the state of Oklahoma.
Rural Action Partnership Program
Launched in 2004, the Rural Action Partnership Program (RAPP) was designed as a statewide public-private partnership, whose mission was to foster healthy and sustainable communities by connecting economic development resources with the needs of rural Oklahoma.
Rural Economic Action Plan
The Oklahoma Legislature has appropriated funding for small, rural communities with populations under 7,000 called the Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP). According to state legislation, the funds related to REAP projects are distributed through the 11 Regional Councils of Government in the state.
Rx for Oklahoma Prescription Assistance Program
HB 1853, the Rx for Oklahoma Act, was passed by the Oklahoma State Legislature in 2005. Rx for Oklahoma assists uninsured or underinsured Oklahomans in obtaining medications through pharmaceutical assistance programs.
Small Business Incubator Certification Program
In 1988, the Oklahoma Legislature passed the Oklahoma Small Business Incubators Incentives Act, which enables the tenants of a certified incubator facility to be exempt from state tax liability on income earned as a result of occupancy for up to five years.