North Carolina’s public health agency has received nearly $1B in federal coronavirus funding

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has received $850 million from the federal government to combat COVID-19, agency Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen said Tuesday.

All of the funds were spent, are obligated, or in the process of being obligated Cohen told members of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee On Health and Human Services.

State lawmakers set aside more than $345 million for NCDHHS from the Coronavirus Relief Fund, which holds the state’s direct aid from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. North Carolina received more than $4 billion dedicated to COVID-19 response.

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