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General Assembly Extends COVID Relief, Releases New Federal Funds To Schools

General Assembly Extends COVID Relief, Releases New Federal Funds To Schools

The NC House and Senate this week quickly approved modifications to 2020 COVID-19 relief measures to extend deadlines for spending some federal funds and expedite the release of others. The latter includes appropriating the $1.6 billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funding (commonly known as ESSER 2) authorized by Congress in December to flow directly to public school units. These changes are contained in Senate Bill 36, that now awaits action by Governor Roy Cooper.