Mecklenburg County seeks public input on how to spend COVID relief funds

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners will hear public input Tuesday night during a meeting to determine how to allocate $215 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds.

The funds come from President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act passed by Congress and signed into law in March.

$350 billion of the ARPA was allocated to state, local and tribal governments to “mitigate the fiscal shock of the pandemic.


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Mecklenburg County officials have until December 2024 to decide how to share the relief funds and must spend the money by December of 2026.

A public forum to discuss the next steps is scheduled for Tuesday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m.

County officials are also encouraging residents to take an online survey on the use of the funds. The survey runs through October 20.

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