FOX 23: DHS announces $38 million investment for youth programs across Oklahoma

FOX 23: DHS announces $38 million investment for youth programs across Oklahoma

By Fox 23 News Staff
Published: April 27, 2023

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OKLAHOMA CITY − Oklahoma Human Services will invest $38 million dollars of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) funding to youth nonprofit organizations across the state.

The funding will benefit low-income families in both rural and urban cities in Oklahoma.

“I am so proud of this meaningful partnership between state and local levels to invest in young Oklahomans,” said Governor Kevin Stitt. “I’m grateful for Secretary Brown and Dr. Deborah Shropshire for your leadership in Human Services and your support to our most vulnerable populations.”


13 nonprofits were awarded funding:

• Amplify

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County – After School and Summer programs

• Boys & Girls Clubs – Rural Oklahoma Expansion programs

• Fields and Futures Foundation – OKC Partners Linking Arms for Youth (OKC PLAY) program

• Growing Together – Communities in Schools program

• It’s My Community Initiative (IMCI) – TRUE Dads (TD) and Love Notes programs

• Lilyfield Oklahoma City – EmpowerYouth program

• Lilyfield Tulsa – Empower Prevention Programs

• Palomar – Camp Hope and Children’s Sanctuary programs

• Pivot – Multiple programs

• Union Public Schools – Reach Program

• YMCA of Oklahoma City – Y Clubhouse program

• Youth Services of Tulsa – Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPP) and Leadership Building Programming

TANF is a federally-funded program that provides states with opportunities to help low-income families achieve economic self-sufficiency. 

You can learn more about TANF here.