COVID-19 Resources & Grants
On March 13, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation declaring the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak a national emergency beginning on March 1, 2020. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, authorizing the allocation of funds to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. On April 2, 2020, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) funds in the amount of $200,472 to the City of Moore in order to assist in the prevention, preparation for, and response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Programs and assistance available to Moore Residents are listed below. These programs are funded by the CARES Act to aid in relief of COVID-19.
The City of Moore allocated Aging Services, Inc. funding through the CARES Act on May 4, 2020. Aging Services currently delivers meals seven days a week to home-bound elderly living in Cleveland County. Meals are provided following an in-home visit by an ASI Outreach Worker. A donation of $2.25 per meal is suggested for this service. The donation goes back directly into ASI funds to help those who cannot make a donation for this service.
If you are interested in receiving assistance for yourself or someone you know contact Aging Services at 405-321-3200 or email Tammy Vaughn at [email protected], visit their website here or location at 1179 E Main St, Norman, OK 73071.
The City of Moore allocated Food & Shelter, Inc. CDBG-CV funding through the CARES Act on January 19, 2021. Food & Shelter, Inc. is administering a Rapid Re-Housing and Hotel/Motel Voucher Program for City of Moore residents with children attending Moore Public Schools. Eligible participants are those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are at-risk of homelessness or are homeless. For over 30 years, Food and Shelter has been feeding women, children, and men who are hungry and housing families in crisis. The subrecipient will receive referrals from the Moore Public Schools McKinney Vento Liaison, Amanda Robinson.
For more information please contact 405-360-4954 or Amanda Robinson, McKinney Vento Homeless Liaison at 405-735-4236 or [email protected]. You may also visit their location at 201 Reed Ave, Norman, OK 73071.
Since 1979, the Metropolitan Fair Housing Council has served as the only full-service, 501(c) (3) private nonprofit, qualified fair housing enforcement and advocacy organization in Oklahoma. They provide fair housing enforcement resources to alleged victims of housing discrimination; respond to consumer complaints of unfair treatment from the housing industry, conduct fair housing/fair lending education and outreach training for consumers, housing providers, public and private organizations and conduct counseling and mediation services to promote equal housing opportunity.
Metropolitan Fair Housing Council can assist with the following:
- Counsel tenants from Moore facing evictions of their rights and remedies under the Oklahoma Residential/Non Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and get residents connected with COVID-19 Resources.
- Counsel Landlords from Moore who voluntarily agree to mediation services, on information of their rights and remedies under the Oklahoma Non Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and get residents connected with COVID-19 resources.
- If mediation fails, provide legal resources via Metro Fair Housing Counsel's Legal Assistance Program to include emergency eviction intervention court.
If you feel that your rights have been violated in a housing-related transaction, please contact 405-232-3247, leave a detailed message about your housing complaint and allow Metropolitan Fair Housing Council to return your call as soon as possible. You can visit their website to find out more about the programs and services available here or visit their location at 312 NE 28th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 (Suite #112)
The City of Moore allocated the Moore Faith Medical Clinic funding through the CARES Act on May 4, 2020 for Personal Protective Equipment for the health care volunteers that serve the clinic.
The Regional Food Bank's Food & Resource center in Moore serves clients in south Oklahoma City, Moore and Norman.
A program of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, the Food & Resource Center in Moore was established in 2013 and is a client-choice pantry that allows clients to select their own food, rather than receiving a pre-packed or standard bag of groceries. The Food & Resource Center in Moore is one of 14 Food & Resource Centers in central and western Oklahoma. These sites provide greater access to fresh fruits and vegetables, are open longer hours and provide access to additional resources that address the issue of food insecurity.
In 2019, the Food & Resource Center in Moore distributed the equivalent of more than 1.48 million meals and provided food assistance to 19,127 households. The site also distributes Commodities Supplemental Food Program boxes and is a Summer Feeding Program location.
Grocery Assistance Program:
The City of Moore allocated the Regional Food Bank's Food & Resource Center in Moore with CDBG-CV funding through the CARES Act on May 4, 2020.
DAYS OF OPERATION
Monday: 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The 3rd Saturday of Each Month: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Food & Resource Center in Moore will distribute food via a drive-by method. Please review the process below.
- Traffic cones will be set up each morning to help direct the flow of traffic. Cars will be asked to move and enter the line.
- Clients will enter the parking lot by turning right off of Janeway in the north bound lane. Clients will not be allowed to turn left into the parking lot from the south bound lane of Janeway.
- Clients will stay in their vehicles and pull up to the intake area at the staff/volunteer entrance door.
- Clients will open their trunk/back door if applicable so that the volunteers can place the food in the vehicle.
- Emergency food boxes and perishable items will be placed inside vehicle. Clients will receive a variety of frozen foods, refrigerated items, produce and dairy.
- Vehicles exit parking lot onto Shields Boulevard.
Please note the following:
- Households can only visit the FRC every 30 days.
- Because of the disaster response mode of operations, the FRC is now serving anyone who needs food assistance for the foreseeable future.
- Guests should bring a photo ID.
The Virtue Center will provide outpatient treatment for substance use disorders, problem gambling and co-occurring mental health challenges. By providing treatment in an outpatient setting, the clients can remain at home and employed throughout their recovery journey. They Virtue Center provides trauma-informed, gender sensitive, age appropriate and culturally competent treatment. Each client develops an individualized treatment plan with their therapist. The treatment plan consists of a variety of services that are best suited to assist the client on their path to recovery. The Virtue Center collaborates with many of the social service agencies in the area as well as city, county and governmental agencies to meet the needs of the clients.