Apr 24 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced the U.S. Department of Education will award $396,311,607 to support continued learning for K-12 students in North Carolina whose educations have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act supported by Senator Tillis.

“Students in the K-12 school system have faced unprecedented disruption to their education with the closure of schools across the country,” said Senator Tillis. “This funding will allow our state to provide important resources to meet the unique challenges that our students are currently facing and ensure our schools will be prepared to accept students back once their public health is no longer at risk.”

This funding is a part of the nearly $31 billion Congress allocated to the Department of Education to distribute to students, K-12 schools, and higher education institutions. North Carolina will have the flexibility to use the money for immediate needs, such as tools and resources for distance education, ensuring student health and safety, and developing and implementing plans for the next school year.