Friday, 12 March 2021 16:08

McInnis announces Richmond County Schools to receive $9.8M for COVID relief

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RALEIGH — Richmond County schools are set to receive an estimated $9.8 million from the latest COVID relief funds appropriated by the General Assembly. 

The General Assembly allocated $1.6 billion in COVID-19 education relief funds earlier this year, and of that Richmond County Schools will benefit from an estimated $9.8 million.

These funds can be used to help with reopening efforts and responding to COVID-19. They can also be used for mental health services, as discretionary funds to address the individual needs of schools, learning loss, and activities that are necessary to maintain the operation and continuity of the school’s services.  

“It is absolutely paramount that our students return to the classroom and these funds will assist the reopening process,” Sen. Tom McInnis, R-Richmond, said. “I’m confident this money will make a substantial impact and help our community thrive.”