State Awards Nearly $27M In COVID-19 Relief To Rural Communities
Rural North Carolina communities have been awarded $26.8 million in COVID-19 relief aid.
Governor Roy Cooper announced that 34 municipal and county governments will receive grants to assist in economic recovery and public health needs.
The federal funds are aimed at helping residents avoid evictions and utility shutoffs.
The grants will also help to strengthen broadband for public facilities, rehabilitate buildings, and provide financial relief to small businesses.
State Commerce Secretary Machelle Sanders said in a news release, "Supporting North Carolina’s smaller communities and businesses is critical for our state’s economic recovery.”
Triad communities slated to receive funding include Rockingham County, Reidsville, Jonesville, and Asheboro. Grant money is also being directed to Watauga County in the High Country.