NC Lawmakers Looking At Billions More In Federal Virus Aid

Apr 30, 2021

Credit NCDHHS

North Carolina legislators are starting to fill in more details on distributing the latest tranches of coronavirus relief money approved in Washington. The Senate’s budget-writing committee recommended on Thursday legislation that would formally appropriate well over $6 billion allocated for North Carolina in the American Rescue Plan approved by Congress. That law already determined how this money must be used. This legislation doesn’t address spending $5 billion more earmarked for North Carolina. Lawmakers have more discretion in how to spend that cash. Thursday’s bill also adjusts a state law limiting how much rental and utility aid could be awarded in each county.