By The Associated Press | February 10, 2021 at 11:55 AM EST – Updated February 10 at 12:10 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has signed a bill from state lawmakers that will distribute money approved by Congress for reopening schools, improving vaccine distribution and helping people pay their rent.
Many parts of the proposal mirror that of a supplemental request of Cooper.
“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 a statement.
Still up for discussion is an effort by Cooper to provide direct one-time checks to teachers, principals and staff members.
The COVID relief package Cooper signed includes another opportunity for parents to get $335 checks to help offset costs they’ve incurred associated with childcare and remote learning.
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