On September 4, Governor Roy Cooper signed into law the Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0, which was passed by the North Carolina General Assembly. The law includes the Extra Credit Grant program to be administered by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
According to the law, the purpose of the program is to “use funds from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to help families with qualifying children in North Carolina by providing economic support to assist with virtual schooling and child-care costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The grant amount is $335.00 total for each eligible individual, even if the individual has two or more qualifying children.
NCDOR will award a grant to eligible individuals who report at least one qualifying child (age 16 or younger) on their 2019 state individual income tax return; spouses who file a joint state return count as one individual.
Eligible individuals who have filed their state return and reported at least one qualifying child do not need to take any action to receive the grant.
An individual who did not file a 2019 state tax return solely because the individual’s gross income for the 2019 taxable year did not exceed the state filing requirements for the individual’s filing status may apply for a grant.
An applicant must meet the all requirements referenced in the law, including having at least one qualifying child age 16 or younger for the 2019 calendar year, to apply for the grant by October 15, 2020.
*These learning events will be offered via Zoom. This requires access to a stable WIFI connection, camera, speaker and keyboard.
This link is to a survey by the NC Department of Information Technology assessing where potential funding for internet support should be spent. The North Carolina Broadband Survey is designed to gather information about locations in the state that do not have adequate internet access or internet speeds. Please send this survey out to any school age providers and families in your area.