Bill with $1.6 billion for NC schools, second chance on grants for parents, signed into law
Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill into law Wednesday with $1.6 billion in it to help schools reopen and otherwise deal with coronavirus.Posted — Updated
The bill passed the General Assembly quickly and with widespread, bipartisan support. It relies largely on federal funding approved by Congress last year in response to the pandemic.
The rental assistance funding totals more than $700 million, some of which will be managed by local governments in the state's largest counties, but most of which will flow through the state. Details on those programs should also be forthcoming.
"This pandemic continues to strain communities across our state, and this investment of federal funds in critical areas will help us defeat COVID-19 and build back a stronger and more resilient North Carolina," Cooper said in announcing the signing Wednesday.
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